My Support Network

I can’t talk about the things for which I’m grateful without mentioning the rest of my family and friends. I’m not sure how many of them realize I’m an introvert at heart. I need a lot of time to myself and, with the exception of my girls, don’t reach out to them frequently. For the most part I think they understand this and I get in touch when I have the need and when I can. I’m still working on that balance of freeing time to interact more with the people who matter to me. Fortunately, in spite of this, friends and family have lifted me up in my times of need.

Though my siblings are spread across the southeast I keep them all in my thoughts and my prayers and they all have a place in my heart, all six of them. My parents and my oldest daughter, Rain, have passed over, but I’m so very grateful to still feel them around me at times. I think of them as my inside connections, still supporting me from the other side.

As far as my friends, they tend to fall under two categories (though there are exceptions): my writing friends and my running friends. Whether I need advice on where to find a copy editor for my indie book (which I recently received and, yes, Passing Rain is with that editor), or how to cope with the pain in my heel that only shows up after a run, I’ve got plenty of people to ask.

I’ve got a great support network, filled with positive people. What more could I want?

Who are the people who lift you up?


Read about the dream that inspired me to write Passing RainFrom the Camel’s Mouth

One thought on “My Support Network”

  1. Wow, I can’t believe there are zero comments here. Understandable though as a lot of people have yet to experience what you wrote about much less how to successfully deal with it. Passing is part of life into another realm. Because it is an unknown, and fear of the unknown is common, it remains an issue people don’t want to think about. Mortality. To be in this vehicle of life as I call it has limitations. Yes, it does take a good support network, and also a healthy attitude as to what “passing over” is really all about if you are open to free yourself from religious dogma, which heavily utilizes that fear, known specifically as the word “death'” to control your attitude and behaviour. Think of your body you have now as you would say, a car. Basically, your body is your “vehicle” of life and your “soul” the driver. Just like your car, sooner or later it has run its usefulness. When that time comes, what’s going to happen? You’re soul, the “driver” of your body (vehicle) is going to “drive” away in another vehicle. Exactly like you would do with a real car. Did you “die?” Of course not. That’s all it is. Now that I’m on that subject, let’s look at something else. I drive a 2009 vehicle. Since it’s 2016, that vehicle is 7 years old. The driver, me, well I’m 62. Much older than the car itself, right? Stay with me. Going back to my “vehicle” of life, my current body, what’s the correct age of the “driver” which is my soul? Is it really 62, or older than that measurement? Something to think about. Agree or disagree, I hope that causes some of you to think.

    Personally, at any given point, I’m constantly surrounded by not only the essence and energy of my family and friends that have passed over, but many more people than that. We all tend to consider only that which we can see, feel, and touch. It’s much deeper than that.

    Joseph

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