Tag Archives: loneliness

Sometimes It Lights an Inextinguishable Fire

Being pushed out of the crowd and into the darkness can help some people find the strength and determination to stand out in the spotlight. With Love, Russ

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Peculiar Perfection

Two lost and hurting hearts Seeking love and protection Risked great pain to come together But found peculiar perfection.   With Love, Russ

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A Warm Heart on a Cold Day

From the time I was a young boy all the way through my most of my thirties I tended not to fit in with most of my peers. I was introverted, socially awkward, lacked confidence, and often felt shunned and … Continue reading

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Wind and Fire

“Distance does to love what wind does to fire… it extinguishes the weak and fuels the strong.” I love this saying and believe it to be true and profound. This was sent to me by the wonderful lady who married … Continue reading

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Becoming the Kind Of Friend I Wanted To Have

There was a time when I was lonely so I tried to make friends and invite more people into my life. Most people declined the invitation. I simply didn’t have enough positive things to offer to them and/or I had … Continue reading

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The Most Selfish Thing I’ve Ever Done

The Thanksgiving holiday period is now over. For some dear people in my life, they weren’t wonderful times. For many, the holidays are cold, dark, and lonely. One friend mentioned the challenge of trying to forgive someone who’d hurt them … Continue reading

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The Worst Kind Of Loneliness

Most people have been touched by the tragedy of suicide. That saddens me for the person and for the world that is deprived of their gifts. I don’t know what the total answer to that tragedy is, but I’ll bet … Continue reading

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