Loosely quoted from Brene Brown, Courage is to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. I would love to sit with you, and perhaps a pot of tea, or maybe some cake flavored vodka, and do just that. Let's make a date, shall we. There are so many private things that involve others still alive, though. Tell you what...if you want the whole raw, unvarnished thing, comment here. I won't publish your comment, but will send you the "invisible" post.
Speaking of visibility, have you ever felt invisible? Unneeded, perhaps unwanted, perhaps out of date, perhaps irrelevant ? I will say I have felt all of these things at various times, and at varying degrees. And here's what I know : nobody is not needed. Everybody is always needed. There is a spot for each of us in this life...a Lego snap-together Tetris-like space that each of us was meant to fill. It may not be a grand, worldwide, all encompassing mission that your life was meant to fulfill. It may be, that just by showing up every single day, there are ripples that you create that make it all work.
There's so much more to say, but the hands won't go any further today. Maybe more later, but that's the gist of it.
Wishing you visible ripples...the payoff for Just. Being. You.