June 28, 2013

Learning to Be Gentle

Hello my online friends.  I keep thinking about all of you (those who are still looking around to see where I may be) and missing the blogging world. 

I have been struggling for many months in many areas of my life.  There have been events that I wish I could share but then, I feel that the privacy of them is more important than my venting to the internet-netherland.  This has caused me to feel quite stunted in what I can share, and so, my sad little place of sharing, here at Enjoy the Ride Today, has been empty and full of cobwebs.

I am sorry.

What I can share is that I am on a quest to be more gentle with myself.  It is a very hard journey and one that I have spent a lot of time falling down on.  The "being gentle" aspect is in every part of my world, but one part that I have shared with you here in the past is my Fitness Foibles.  While wandering around the internet, I came across this story, and it truly, truly resonated with me.  I think every woman in the world needs to read it.  And while my little blog may not be read world-wide, perhaps the one or two of you here who take the time to read it, will benefit from it.  Please, take five or ten minutes and read.  Share if you find that it strikes a chord within you.

It did me.

To be clear, I am not suggesting that your mother did this, nor accusing my own mother of this... but practially everyone I meet has a self-depricating manner in one way or another.  And it has an effect.  It really, really does.
Be gentle with one another.  Be gentle with yourself.  I am struggling... but I am trying.


  1. Hi! I found your blog through the link on effy's blogalong. Thank you for sharing the 'When Your Mother Says She's Fat' article - it really resonated in my soul. I'd never thought about it quite like that before. Blessings <3

  2. Wow! I was so moved by that article. I don't have girls, but I have boys, and I think the same thing can happen except that it will be the women they seek out as partners who suffer. Thank you for finding and sharing this. It's important, and I'm sharing it too <3


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