“No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as a manor of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee”
– John Donne

Life can get a bit overwhelming, darlings, even when you’re a few degrees removed, so please indulge.

Sav lost her brother over the Christmas holiday.

Lizzie is getting divorced.

Marie’s health is still shaky from her pancreatic attacks and other car accident health residue, plus a few family issues, and separation from her own husband for 3 months as he goes through job training.  She’s looking at another surgery soon.

Worst of all, one of Margot’s dear friends ended her life Saturday night.  We’ve tried to help as best we can, Margot in particular has been feeding people, soothing, and being a true lady of mercy, but she’s hurting too.

Troubles do not play favorites, and no one is immune.  Please keep these friends of mine, as well as your own in your thoughts, my dears, and take them time to help a friend out today.  We all know someone who’s hurting or needs just a bit of encouragement (and we very well may be that person!), so let’s do a bit extra to take care of one another.

6 thoughts on “Troubles”

  1. Knock on wood, we just went through our version of the Troubles at work. 6 weeks of blow after blow.

    Your friends are in my thoughts and prayers. I believe that every positive thought sent the way of those who have been overwhelmed, wounded or floundering, makes a difference.

  2. So sorry to hear about your friend’s suicide. Devastating. And, yes, this is a lot of dark stuff all at once. It seems to happen that way. Best wishes to you and all the people you so clearly care so much about.

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