Don’t Waste Your Pain

I love this post from Misifusa! The Dass saying she ended it with is one of my favorites. I often use it as an affirmation. It helps me to remember important virtues and align my thoughts, words, and actions accordingly.

With Love,

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“Don’t waste your pain”

I heard Joel Osteen say the phrase above the other day and I can’t get it out of my mind.  For me, it made perfect sense ~ when you are going through difficult times, reach out and connect with others.  Don’t allow yourself to be isolated as we are never alone.  Reach out, there’s a hand to hold, a heart to listen and arms to hug you.

I share on my blog because I feel as though someone out there may be going through what I’m enduring at the time.  For me, it always feels better to hear ~ “Oh yes, you too?  I thought it was only me” ~ because it’s never only you who experiences things.  Each and every one of us has a story to tell, difficulties we are enduring and good times that come out of the lessons we learn as we…

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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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6 Responses to Don’t Waste Your Pain

  1. Dennis Madden says:

    Hi Russ,

    What a terrific message. When I’m feeling down it’s hard to imagine there are others feeling the same way. Staying in touch with friends (and not even talking about what’s bothering me) is a great way to get through it.
    Thank you.


  2. I’m so grateful for the reblog Russ! Thank you!

  3. I read it and I liked it thanks for sharing it

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