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Quotes from Women In Their Sixties

I trust your holidays were good for you and provided just what you needed.  I traveled to San Francisco to see my daughter MacKenzie and her husband John. We explored the city and had a great time cooking together, walking together and talking together. I was also able to see a couple of girlfriends I had not seen for many years. Loved it all!

Since returning home, I began re-editing my relationship book, which has been sitting for close to a year after Eric’s passing (how time flies!). As you might imagine, I’ll be going through the material with new eyes. This takes time. I plan to continue to blog, but pieces will be shorter and simpler. I enjoy writing, I appreciate that you read what I write and talk to me about it. This way, we can stay in touch while I finish the book.

I went to lunch with a group of women the other day, and one of the women said something that struck home with the women around the table. This moment gave me the idea of doing the next few weeks of blogs using (mostly anonymous) quotes from women we know and love, including you. If you have a favorite pithy or funny quote, or something you believe and want to share, please send it to me at InCareOfRelationships@gmail.com and I will consider using it. Thank you in advance.

With that, here are this week’s quotes.

SLEEPING ON MY SIDE

“I don’t have a husband any more, but I still sleep on the same side of the bed. Even when I go to a hotel, I stand at the end of the bed and notice I have a whole bed, and I could sleep anywhere I want to — in the middle, or on the opposite side — but I don’t. I sleep where I’ve always slept. I sleep on “my side.”

ME? IN A RELATIONSHIP AGAIN?

When asked if she sees herself having another relationship since her long-time husband is no longer in the picture: “No, that would at some point involve being naked with someone and I don’t see myself doing that.”

WHO WOULD I BE?

“It’s hard to imagine myself without everything that was handed to me as ‘the truth.’ All of us were given ideas growing up of course, and these were reinforced over time as in ‘that’s just what you do.’ But what is embedded in me — is it actually true for me??? That’s the million dollar question. And who would I be without adopted truths? What if I looked within more often for what is waiting to be seen by me? Who would I be then? I’d like to find out.”

Gangaji video “The Heart Can Bear It All”

“So we get to the question of ‘What does it mean to know the truth, tell the truth?’ And that gets very risky because to know the truth is first to sink through what’s been denied is the truth. To be willing to tell the truth is to risk losing everything. When you’ve made a choice to be committed to the truth, then the truth becomes a ruthless master. That commitment will expose every aspect of hiding.”

Blessings for your week! Please think about your favorite ideas from women you know and consider sending them my way. You can write the essence of what they said and that will work fine, too, and it will be an anonymous quote unless you tell me otherwise. Let’s share the wisdom and humor!

 

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Rise Up by Andra Day

What a great set of words for these oncoming days.

Rise Up

 
You’re broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry go round
And you can’t find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains
And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
And I’ll rise up
High like the waves
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you
When the silence isn’t quiet
And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet
And move mountains
Bring it to its feet
And move mountains
And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you
All we need, all we need is hope
And for that we have each other
And for that we have each other
And we will rise
We will rise
We’ll rise, oh, oh
We’ll rise
I’ll rise up
Rise like the day
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousand times again
And we’ll rise up
High like the waves
We’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
We’ll rise up
And we’ll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you
Ah, ah, ah, ah
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Cassandra Monique Batie / Jennifer Decilveo
Rise Up lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Terri’s book of photography combined with poetry is here! 100 Words: Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom to Calm the Mind and Nourish the Heart.

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Rippling Abs, Anyone?

Rippling Abs, Anyone?

During this strange time in history, I noticed y’all were tackling all sorts of interesting projects. I decided I needed one, too—something positive to remember the pandemic of 2020 by.
 
I decided to pay attention to something I had abandoned…
 
Nope, I’m not cleaning my garage. I am not organizing one single thing. I’m not planting a garden or cleaning up my yard.
 
Instead, I decided to take care of myself better. This, folks, has made all the difference for me.
 
With relatively little time and effort on my part, I feel so much better than I did a month ago.
 
On March 30, I got on the exercise bike and the yoga mat for the first time in a long time, and did 30 minutes each. I liked it so much that I decided to do it every day. But I fell short of that, and changed my commitment to every other day, which felt more manageable, reasonable, and doable.
 
I also get off the bike after every song, take a couple of sips of water, shake out my legs and arms for a few seconds, and get back on. This makes the bike project a reasonable proposition, too.
 
Daily walks of any length—by myself, or with my little guy, Jackson—are a fresh air bonus.
 
My recumbent exercise bike has pulleys to work my upper body while I pedal, which gets my heart rate up fast, and also helps my whole-body strength. It feels good to get up from writing, or doing a consulting session with a client, to do something physically challenging while listening to good music.
 
After only a month, I feel a sheet of muscles on the front of me I haven’t felt for a very, very long time. Goodness gracious. Who knew they were there. I’ll be posting rippling ab photos soon, I’m sure.
 
I have no idea what the scales have to say about my bike/yoga project—I don’t care. Paying attention to scales tends to send me sideways, and therefore, I’m ignoring them completely.
 
But—I LOVE the way I feel! Hang in there, everyone.
 

Terri’s book of photography combined with poetry is here! 100 Words: Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom to Calm the Mind and Nourish the Heart.

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Check Out This Troublemaker in Relationships

Check Out This Troublemaker in Relationships

Sometimes we ask intimate partners to do for us what is actually ours to do.

We ask our partner to give us the reassurance, love or appreciation we feel is missing in ourselves, with the hope that they will give us what we’re asking for—and then we’ll feel better. They’ll take care of our problem.

But when they do give us what we’re asking for, it can never be enough, because we have insufficient context for what they’ve given. We haven’t build the inner foundation to receive it, hear it, welcome it, believe it. They try to help, but their love for us falls into our void, our black hole, our love bucket with no bottom.

As always, there’s hope. Check out the video below.

Terri Crosby. http://www.incareofrelationships.com/.

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

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