Stepping Away Is Good For The Soul  

sexyldy1000 61F  
10224 posts
10/15/2021 6:35 pm
Stepping Away Is Good For The Soul




Recently, after learning of my long time good friend’s third cancer diagnosis, I took some time to step back and step away from here. I needed the break to reflect, refresh and reenergize. Here's what I found for myself:


Each day is a blessing. Each day is an opportunity to start afresh. Each day gives you a different feeling/perspective and the chance to build yourself even better.


Life's hard knocks have taught me how to survive and how to stand up for myself. Others should not mistake my good-natured demeanour for being a pushover.


Being loud and obnoxious has never been my style. So staying silent is the best option. It quickly quiets those looking to stir up trouble when none exists and they realize they can't bait me into a meaningless debate.


Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/15/2021 6:40 pm

My friend began radiation treatments this week. She is taking one day at a time and I am keeping her in my daily thoughts and prayers.
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Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/15/2021 6:41 pm

Do you take time to step back, reflect and reenergize?

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Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


lonlyforlove2 79M
23072 posts
10/15/2021 6:55 pm

Just to sit and think about the world and all of us in it.. The good, the bad, the ugly and the ones we should ignore..
The best justice for those that are like a sign post ( they know all) is to ignore them, let them fester in their own rage.. it makes them even more agitated..
Over the years I have learned you just cant have any meaningful connection or communication with a "sign". as they have all their intelligence cast in stone. you can never win, you can't even get their real attention.
Live to your best, have the knowledge that the sun will shine even when it is raining and there will be a tomorrow...

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Erogedyne 69M
954 posts
10/15/2021 7:29 pm

I will pray for your friend. Watching someone close become ill often brings on self reflection. I think it's a result of becoming truly aware of our own mortality. I sincerely hope that your friend has good results with her treatments!


TicklePlease 53F  
13682 posts
10/15/2021 8:13 pm

I hope your friend makes this the trifecta of beating cancer!


Paulxx001 64M  
21944 posts
10/15/2021 9:40 pm

Hope, for a positive outcome, is all you can wish for a friend when they're confronted with a daunting challenge; and reflection, is a meaningful way to cope with your feelings.


scoupe42 58M  
12868 posts
10/15/2021 9:40 pm

My prayers with you both!


boobwhisperer69 58M  
7860 posts
10/15/2021 10:01 pm

Glad you are staying positive!! Your friend will need it!!!! Hugs


LadiesR2B1rst 58M  
1794 posts
10/15/2021 10:08 pm

All the best to your friend and you also. It seems as time passes we all hear more and more about Cancer and other problems that life throws at us all . Take care and may God Bless.


partygald 39F
1937 posts
10/16/2021 1:48 am

Can’t ever, ever argue with the wisdom of The Pooh. What a wise old soul, for a bear who doesn’t wear pants. 😊


G000dbuddy 34M  
1265 posts
10/16/2021 5:41 am

ok so ti step back

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MrRareity 61M  
4511 posts
10/16/2021 8:39 am

Well said I'm sorry about your friend. Cancer does suck I lost my father to it, my mom, and uncle. I can feel your pain do you ever get over it no but it does get easier as time goes by. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend. Hugs, John

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realise we have only one - Confucious


p1947q 74M  
138 posts
10/16/2021 9:18 am

for you and your friend


Tmptrzz 59F  
104323 posts
10/16/2021 11:11 am

Welcome back my friend, and it's good to take a break and step back. I am keeping your friend in my prayers. Life is so precious and we just need to enjoy it the best we can..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
39450 posts
10/16/2021 11:47 am

My thoughts are with your friend. Take care.


resant78 43M  
3300 posts
10/16/2021 12:29 pm

it's good to step away and take a break.

however, I also like seeing you write again.


jajo696 66F
4038 posts
10/16/2021 1:31 pm

Prayers to you both! Its a daunting task for the patient and the care givers. Do what u need to take care of you as she will need you too~


pocogato12 69F  
36946 posts
10/16/2021 2:56 pm

I too have taken a BIG break-very necessary. I will keep your friend, and you, in my positive daily outlook. Be well

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69ereatwetpussy 59M
6227 posts
10/16/2021 4:37 pm

We all need time away.
Life goes on but when it comes to friends one must be with them.
We will be here you will be missed yet we understand.
Prays for them and you


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:12 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    Just to sit and think about the world and all of us in it.. The good, the bad, the ugly and the ones we should ignore..
    The best justice for those that are like a sign post ( they know all) is to ignore them, let them fester in their own rage.. it makes them even more agitated..
    Over the years I have learned you just cant have any meaningful connection or communication with a "sign". as they have all their intelligence cast in stone. you can never win, you can't even get their real attention.
    Live to your best, have the knowledge that the sun will shine even when it is raining and there will be a tomorrow...
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your perspective. "Live to your best, have the knowledge that the sun will shine even when it is raining and there will be a tomorrow" is great advice

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:15 pm

    Quoting Erogedyne:
    I will pray for your friend. Watching someone close become ill often brings on self reflection. I think it's a result of becoming truly aware of our own mortality. I sincerely hope that your friend has good results with her treatments!
I have reached out to her and she knows I am available whenever she is up to it. I know someone who is gravely ill does not want to repeat their story over and over again...it wears you down. Her birthday is coming up so I am in search of 'just the right card' Thank you for kind thoughts.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:15 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    I hope your friend makes this the trifecta of beating cancer!
Thank you. If anyone can, she will!

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:18 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Hope, for a positive outcome, is all you can wish for a friend when they're confronted with a daunting challenge; and reflection, is a meaningful way to cope with your feelings.
Yes, you are correct. Sometimes, it's hard coping with the unknown. But I know I have to also respect her privacy and let her set the pace for when she is up to sharing.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:19 pm

    Quoting scoupe42:
    My prayers with you both!
All prayers and positive thoughts are appreciated and they do help.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:20 pm

    Quoting boobwhisperer69:
    Glad you are staying positive!! Your friend will need it!!!! Hugs
Positive attracts positive! She is strong and her faith will also bring her comfort.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:22 pm

    Quoting LadiesR2B1rst:
    All the best to your friend and you also. It seems as time passes we all hear more and more about Cancer and other problems that life throws at us all . Take care and may God Bless.
When we are younger, we hear about our friends' parents taking ill. As we age, we hear more about others of our own generation. It can be a wake-up call! All positive thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:23 pm

    Quoting partygald:
    Can’t ever, ever argue with the wisdom of The Pooh. What a wise old soul, for a bear who doesn’t wear pants. 😊
Isn't that the truth! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:23 pm

We all have to find what works best for ourselves.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:25 pm

    Quoting MrRareity:
    Well said I'm sorry about your friend. Cancer does suck I lost my father to it, my mom, and uncle. I can feel your pain do you ever get over it no but it does get easier as time goes by. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend. Hugs, John
Thank you, John. I am sorry for your past losses. I knew you would understand.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:26 pm

    Quoting p1947q:
    for you and your friend
Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. They are appreciated.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:27 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Welcome back my friend, and it's good to take a break and step back. I am keeping your friend in my prayers. Life is so precious and we just need to enjoy it the best we can..
With all that you are dealing with, thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. We have to appreciate each and every day!

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:28 pm

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    My thoughts are with your friend. Take care.
Thank you for your kind thoughts and support.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:29 pm

    Quoting resant78:
    it's good to step away and take a break.

    however, I also like seeing you write again.
Thank you. I missed writing but out of respect also for my friend, I needed to take a break.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:31 pm

    Quoting jajo696:
    Prayers to you both! Its a daunting task for the patient and the care givers. Do what u need to take care of you as she will need you too~
Thank you for your kind words, prayers and support. They all help. And you are right, I know first hand, a grave illness takes its toll on many beyond the patient.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:32 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    I too have taken a BIG break-very necessary. I will keep your friend, and you, in my positive daily outlook. Be well
I knew that You would understand. Positive thoughts and vibes are contagious and capable of reaching across the miles. Thank you.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 1:33 pm

    Quoting 69ereatwetpussy:
    We all need time away.
    Life goes on but when it comes to friends one must be with them.
    We will be here you will be missed yet we understand.
    Prays for them and you
Thank you. Kind words, thoughts and prayers do help and are appreciated.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


SingleInGR 53M
352 posts
10/17/2021 1:56 pm

Glad that you are feeling better and that you took some time for yourself.

I hope that your friend makes a quick recovery from this.

I will add an extra prayer for her.

I hope your weekend is going well.

Hugs!


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/17/2021 4:40 pm

    Quoting SingleInGR:
    Glad that you are feeling better and that you took some time for yourself.

    I hope that your friend makes a quick recovery from this.

    I will add an extra prayer for her.

    I hope your weekend is going well.

    Hugs!


I doubt is there is a ‘quick recovery’. I know she started radiation treatments this week. All prayers and positive thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


sexyldy1000 61F  
9357 posts
10/30/2021 11:35 am

It seems that for a variety of reasons, I am not the only one finding myself stepping away from here more frequently. Is it the time of year? Other distractions/priorities? The shine has come off?

Stimulate my mind and let’s see what happens 😊.
Lest We Forget


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