I Love Life.

I have written about growing older recently, here at My Aging Autumnย Years , but that doesn’t mean that we feel old or feel sad about getting older. It means that we are preparing for a meaningful retirement when it comes because we love life. We want to embrace life. So in order to live our most meaningful life it also means that we are looking to settle in a new environment. As Derek and I prepare a long term move, sometime in the not so distant future (the next two years), we will also downscale at the same time and so I am going through all my files that are not saved on the computer: throwing out, scanning and editing my writing and my workshops.

While sifting through my writing I found a poem which I wrote almost 20 years ago. At the time I was depressed and on antidepressants which I struggled with for four years. I was scraping the barrel emotionally and sometimes had little will to live. This poem I wrote means a lot to me now as when I wrote it it became the one value I hung onto a which kept me going when I felt like I couldn’t carry on. It is one of the “memorial stones” that reminds me that I am a survivor of depression. Depression leaves it’s scars and so it is always good to remember the things that kept me going.

Love living
Love life
Living love
Is life giving
Living life
Receiving love
Giving love
Is receiving life.

Take heart, keep on loving… life.

26 thoughts on “I Love Life.

  1. I think I am at a similar stage of life. I must say … I find sifting through stuff is easier than sifting through files.
    However, it’s helpful to look back and remember what we’ve been through, and think about how it has left it’s mark, or changed us is significant ways.

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    • Oh that is interesting that you can relate. I agree sifting through stuff is easier that files, although I am doing that… all my mother’s stuff as well which came from her mother… sort of like a moving museum of family history.

      It is very helpful, rewarding and affirming to remember and think about how we have been changed through our past. Thank you for visiting and reading.

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  2. Such a wonderful post and writing. I hold onto the word “Yes.” But the word Love is just as worthy. When we focus on positive words given to us by the Spirit we thrive as you have done. So glad you posted this. Yes and Love.

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  3. You found a poem of 20 years ago … I sometimes wish my ‘filing’ was more organised in order for me to find ‘my stuff’ ๐Ÿ˜‰.
    What a lovely poem Morag – ‘giving love, is receiving life’ – that is so beautiful. And what a wonderful time ahead of you … preparing for your long term move … 2 years might sound like a long time, but before you know it, it’s time!

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  4. We have moved house many times and each time we’ve sifted and sorted our baggage! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now we’ve been in this house about 15 years and again we’ve collected “stuff” however in recent months we’ve been sifting and removing stuff mostly to charity shops! As we are on our own, our daughters living and working elsewhere, we don’t want them having too much to clear when our time comes! However, it also has a positive side: our home and our lives are becoming “clutter-free” and it is really refreshing!
    Your little poem is just wonderful! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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    • Dear Ashley,
      thank you so much for your heart warming encouragement. I think it is a good thing to sift through stuff from time to time. I look forward to clutter free very much, I hope to attain that soon. Stay safe. Morag

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  5. Thank you for sharing. Depression leaves many scars, I know, and I having something you can hold on to as a ‘memory’ from those times is good, not as a reminder of the depression, but as a reminder of being a survivor..

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