Focus on what you can control!

Information helps you to see that you’re not alone. That there’s somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who’ve all longed and lost, who’ve all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you’re not really any different from everyone else. There may be details that are different, but a human being is a human being.”

Maya Angelou

I just finished reading a book that was based in Paris. The present-day heroine was in Paris for an internship with a Fashion House. While there, she wants to find out about her family history and the legacy of pain left behind from World War II.

The book talks about inherited pain and the consequences of not dealing with family trauma. How many times, history repeats itself with a negative consequence.

The book was thought-provoking and then I came across this quote by Maya Angelou. We are not the only ones dealing with grief, anger, family issues, happiness, triumphs, or joy. These feelings have been occurring with others.

Information helps you to see that you are not alone! — Maya Angelou

What can we do with these feelings? Are you overwhelmed? Do you feel alone? Find someone to talk with. Maybe it would be a counselor, a friend, your spouse, or a sibling. If you are part of a church family, try speaking with your deacon, Sunday School teacher, or pastor.

I sometimes have to just quiet the noise around me, reflect, and pray. Please reach out to someone. You are valued and you are precious.

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