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Beyond Blue

A Quick Dose of Vitamin B-12

Sunshine.jpegHere are two quotes I came across lately which felt like a shot of vitamin B 12 … they gave me energy:
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” –Ann Landers
I try to listen for God’s voice inside me, but my sense of discernment tends to be ever so slightly muddled. When God wants to get my attention, She clears Her throat a number of times, trying to get me to look up, or inward–and then if I don’t pay attention, She rolls Her eyes, makes a low growling sound, and starts kicking me under the table with Her feet. –Anne Lamott

  • Mayra

    What do I do when the only son I loved so dearly for 27 years has totally abandoned us and see through the eyes of an evil woman who I opened my house to for 1-1/2 years and now is turning him against us.
    How do I get pass the pain?
    Please email me.

  • Michael

    I liked the first quote. The second quote lost all relevance to me by referencing God as “she”. In my Bible, God is always referred to as the “Father” which is Male by definition.

  • Wendy

    Myra – Keep hope, pray that God will turn his eyes to “honoring his parents”. As long as he is alive there is hope. I lost my son, on 28 May 04. I loved him dearly, but his pain was more than he could bear – and left us without so much as a goodbye. He died by suicide.
    Your son is alive – be ready to prepare a feast when the prodigal son comes home. Forgive it all, just continue to love him dearly.

  • K

    I just discovered Anne Lamott and feel like I found a long-lost friend. What a great combination of wisdom, humility and humor. My boyfriend is struggling with depression and an addiction and I’m finding so much comfort around people like you (and Anne) who are generous in sharing their journeys. Thanks.

  • Jill

    What’s wrong with Ms. Lamott acknowledging god as female? There are gods and goddesses you know, if there weren’t then books on “mythology” would not have been written. (to me the TRUE mythology is that of christians!)

  • kaylynnpoo

    likely gps years southern

  • the food pyramid

    I think vitamin b12 also helps against depression.

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