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  •  Blessings to you both (8+ / 0-)

    And thank you for sharing.  You are going though some difficult things right now, but you have each other.  And friends who care.  Some of us never get to have what you have with Leaves... I find myself being both teary and envious at the same time.  You and Leaves are among the lucky ones.  

    You'll find new courage and strength, by being there for each other, in the way you are best able to do right now, she'll lean on you, you'll lean on her - stronger together, no matter what adjustments you have to make in your lives.  Let friends help you sweat the small stuff, have somebody come over to help you fold laundry or empty the dishwasher or clean the bathroom.  Then sit down and have a cup of coffee or tea, all of you, and just be together in friendship for even 20 minutes - it's a lovely break.  

    Leaves will rest better knowing you're not wearing yourself out and all the everyday things will get done so she can focus on getting well and you can focus on helping her.  

    Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers, focusing on the warm, orange light of healing and hope that comes from everybody here, so it surrounds you both.  

    "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

    by Ricochet67 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:00:27 PM PST

    •  all of that will happen but first (11+ / 0-)

      my beloved would prefer that I get at least some of the house in order because it is embarrassing for her how disorganized and cluttered it is right now.  Because that is important to her, even though it might not matter to friends who just want to help, by and large we will honor that.

      It will be a balancing act.

      I will learn.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:12:56 PM PST

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      •  It's that way because you (3+ / 0-)
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        are people with active minds and many interests.

        Just think of the task as an archeological dig!  

        After some of the sorting has been done (which only you can do), then ask the friends to help clean the cleared rooms.  

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