Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

I've been on an emotional roller coaster lately and have just really been yearning for some stability and peace with where I am in my life. My mom sent a prayer to me the other day that couldn't have been more perfect for how I have been feeling lately, and I thought I'd share it with all of you.

The Knots Prayer

Dear God:
Please untie the knots
that are in my mind,
my heart and my life.
Remove the have nots,
the can nots and the do nots
that I have in my mind.

Erase the will nots,
may nots,
might nots that may find
a home in my heart.

Release me from the could nots,
would nots and
should nots that obstruct my life.

And most of all,
Dear God,
I ask that you remove from my mind,
my heart and my life all of the 'am nots'
that I have allowed to hold me back,
especially the thought
that I am not good enough.


Hope you all are having a wonderful week


It's just me :) said...

Perfect timing. Thank you for sharing this.

I am sorry you are stuggling right now. I know how it is. When the emotions are all over the place the head gets fuzzy and the doubts set in.

I hope you know that you are amazing.

Anne said...

Hey sweetie--hang in there. I always say that 22-24 was one of the hardest times in my life. It's so up and down, so many uncertainties. But now that I think back on it ... I also had some FUN during that time. I'm sure you are, too! Cling to that...and you will get through. And now that makes me seem REALLY old :-) Love that prayer!

The Future Missy Prissy RN said...

I know you were encouraging yourself, but I definitely need to say thank you today for that encouragement. It hit spot on for me!!!

Molly said...

Love this. Feel like its been forever since we have seen you. Hang in there - I promise things always figure themselves out!

Here are some words of encouragement my mom wrote me in a note when I was in college - probably 13 years ago. They are timeless words of wisdom and have fit into so many different situations over the years.Thought I'd share...

Stay in the moment. Don't fret about the future.

Visualize yourself enormously happy.

Be proud of yourself for doing something difficult.

No self sabatoge.

Believe in yourself!

Pam said...

Very thoughtful prayer. Nursing school can be an emotional roller coaster. Hang in there.

Helene said...

That's beautiful....I can relate, as well.

I hate that you're struggling and that you're not feeling peaceful. Hopefully, very soon, everything will work itself out and your mind will be free from worry again.

In the meantime, want me to ship you one of my kids? They're usually good for a laugh or two.

Melissa said...

I'm sorry Marianne. I feel you on the roller coaster. I'm feeling the same way... for about a month now, things have been less htan stellar. Hopefully things will settle down soon.

J.B. said...

Terrific poem Marianne. I like this very much - wise and singsong-ey and well presented.
Thanks for sharing.

katie said...

Bummer! I hope your week improves.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I am so sorry things are not going well. That was a beautiful prayer/poem.

All I can say is that every day is a new day. Every day you can change and start fresh. You just can't change the past or worry about the future. You just have to live today.

It sounds simple and is hard to train the mind to do it - but it is really worth it.

Casey said...

Great prayer. I should print this out and put it on my fridge.

To answer the question you left in the comments on my last post:

Yes, working 12 hr shifts is killer, but you do get used to it after a while. I have accepted the fact that I will live in a constant state of exhaustion (or at least 70% of the time) until I can find a way to become independently wealthy from home (legally). The fact that you don't have kids yet will definitely work in your favor! You can spend your days off in bed catching up if you need to!

Grant Jenkins said...

Wow, that was great. First time on your blog tonight, and I'm glad I came across it. I needed to read that.

Merri Ann said...

Hope by now you've regained your balance. I agree with the above comment ... I thought my early 20's were difficult. I love that poem.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Pennie said...

You're in a difficult stage of life, Marianne. Lots of decisions that can affect the direction your life takes. Hugs and prayers...

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