Elastic Heart

Heartbreak.  We’ve all been there.  Unrequited love, a broken relationship, unfulfilled dreams.  There are countless situations that can leave us with a figurative myocardial infarction.


Our misfortune may leave us struggling to focus on things like our work, our education, our driving.  We may even neglect important things like our families, our friends and our hygiene.  It’s very easy to become so absorbed in our pain that we lose…ourselves.

What can we do when we’re in that dark pit?  When we feel like we’re running through quick sand?  What can help us?  For some, like me, it’s prayer.  It’s allowing ourselves to grieve.  It’s leaning on our family and friends.  It’s realizing that we can survive.  That we are resilient.  It may take some of us a little longer to bounce back, but the point is that we do bounce back.  We should always fight to be our best selves, because that is what we deserve.

This reminds me of a few of my favorite lyrics from Sia’s song, Elastic Heart.

♫ You did not break me…I’m still fighting for peace…And I know that I can survive, I walked through fire to save my life, and I’m doing everything I can…♫

So if you are in a bad situation, don’t lose hope.  Look to God, find your inner strength, and for some, take your meds.  Remember, no one can break you to the point of everlasting death.  You will survive!

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”                                                                                                                    Martin Luther King, Jr.


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