This morning as we drink coffee, my partner corresponds with a good friend of ours who is halfway around the world in Thailand. Our day is beginning; hers is coming to a close. How wonderful is it that we can communicate with our friends around the world?
I ask how she is. “A little sad, I think”, was the reply. I am reminded of how many people are struggling with “a little sad” (or even more than that) these days. I hope that his words helped her to find some solace, some comfort as she reflects on her day, life in general, and the fact that she has good friends halfway around the world who care.
My memories of Thailand in and of themselves bring me some solace, in a time when world travel has become so difficult. (Nothing should be this hard! Our world is way out of balance.) Of course, travel memories are just one example of solace for me.
What brings you solace and comfort, when these turbulent times get you down?
“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” ~ Martin Luther
“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.” ~ E..B. White
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” ~ Anne Frank
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Thank you for reading! ~ Susan