Many of you know that I’m going through a divorce right now.
It’s very painful and truly a grieving process (I bounce back and forth through Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s steps in the grieving process on a daily basis).
However, the other day one of my neighbors gave me some great advice.
As always, life is consciousness.
And if we focus on what is upsetting, we stay upset.
In her own indelicate way, my neighbor told me to man up by, of all things, “Stop Crying, Wash Your Face, and Put on Some Makeup.”
This is good advice for any of us going through a struggle — and aren’t we ALL going through a struggle of one kind or another?
Whatever your struggle, I think you’ll find both solace (and possibly a needed kick in the pants) in today’s JumpStart.
And do me a favor, will you?
If you like today’s Jumpstart would you please share it with just one other person?
Heartbreaking to learn of your divorce, prayers for you. Healing from grief and divorce is a painful road, yet you are so well equipped to begin anew…it’s what you are teaching us each and every day! My husband left 20 years ago and not a day goes by I don’t think, “What the heck just happened.” Even though I have a fabulous life, great friends, great fun playing drums in a band, there is a deep sadness which never goes away..not sure time heals, it just allows us to cope and move forward differently. Best of luck to you, keep your chin up, and reach out if you need help unpacking the scuba diving equipment!!!! Please refrain from wearing make-up when you’re in the water, we don’t want red lipstick smeared on that handsome bald head! Happy Wednesday my friend!
Wonderful Day Will,
I’m sorry your marriage is ending whether it is what you want or ok with OR confronted with without agreement. Cry all you want, PROCESSING the death of the relationship is a process and putting make up on and covering it up is not healthy for the psyche. Process the death of your relationship. Remember, taking a while and splitting it takes time to adjust. Be kind to yourself and be on guard for regression to your childhood and similar issues causing you pain.
No make up….put on sunscreen!
Here is the story of a zen master. A girl in the neighborhood got pregnant and out of fear claimed the zen master has done it to her. Her family bit the hell out of him and left the kid with him to raise. A couple of years later, the girl had a change of heart and told the truth. The family went to the Zen master, apologized and picked up the kid. Not at any point, the zen master argued, complained, or was unhappy with the situation, knowing it is what is.
What an inspirational jump start! I too have been through two divorces. Both were very difficult. Now I’m in Arizona with my boyfriend of 5 years and life is so good!! As you already know, you too will get through it. My daughter is going through some tough stuff right now As well so I will share this with her. She needs it. Thank you again for being such a positive part of my daily life. Prayers and blessings to you!!
I have been following you for so long I can’t remember when I got my first purple bracelet! I was happy to see that you moved to Key Largo – one of my favorite places – but thought you looked a bit stressed. There was something in your face that mad me think something was not quite right. Now I know why. I’m sorry about your divorce. You are such an inspiration to so many. May you be blessed during this time. Sending healing thoughts to you from NY.