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A reason to hold on. Saturday June 6, 2015

I try to write blogs that have a balance of negativity and positivity, it seems a must, so as not to bring you all down, or elevate you too much either.

But this one is just a big fat moan! No, im kidding. This blog is just to say to all the people out there holding on, I'm holding on too.

Some days I'm gripping hard to whatever I can and screaming inside that I can do it, keep going, get through just one more second of this loneliness, sadness and fear.

Today wasn't a great day. And I can find a million reasons why it sucked but I found one reason to hold on. So if, like me, you need a good reason to hold on today, let it be because you read these four words...

"This too shall pass"

A Moodscope member.

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Anonymous Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 7:12am

Hi Jules.Yes I am reminded of REM lyrics as I read this..."cause everybody cries and everybody hurts, sometimes, so hold on". Such a sad and simultaneously soulfully uplifting song. Thankyou. Jen x

Hopeful One Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 7:36am

Hi Jules- short and sharp.If there is a choice between a screaming negative and a small positive my motto is to go for the small positive -its much better for a 'hold on ' than a negative -would fellow Moodscopers agree?

Penny Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 8:26am

Thank you Jules I needed just a little prod this morning to hold on and let it pass. My moto that keeps me going is Get up, Dress up and show up....everything else will fall into place.

Anonymous Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 8:33am

Great blog Jules, thank you. Those four words need branded into my hide sometimes! Love from the room above the garage.
p.s. Jen, often find myself playing those lyrics in my head. Great song.

Julia Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 8:42am

Nice blog Jules. I've had a bad week but soldiered on! I even met a friend in London yesterday which was a big struggle I can tell you. But I am so very glad I made that effort. I could easily have cancelled. She even said cancel on the day if you what to. What a tempting suggestion! Sometimes we really have to push ourselves or let's say, we choose to do so. I am sorry you have had a awful time of it but we ARE holding on even though I sometimes, often think, by a tiny thread. Ah REM..Hold On. (ThxJen!)

Anonymous Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 12:16pm

Thanks for this Jen - lovely song and powerful message; this is Moodscope's message!
And Jules, thank-you for sharing - sometimes I consciously look up to the sky to remind myself that "This too shall pass ... like clouds in the sky".

Anonymous Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 1:03pm

Thanks for your realistic post. Earlier, I was giving myself a tough time for not socialising well when I went out last night. Then, I after reading your thoughts, I realised I'd done well just to go out at a time when I'm not feeling at all well. I shall stop beating myself up now.

Anonymous Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 8:36pm

thanks Jules. back home after a long day, congratulating myself on having actually pushed myself out after a tough week - "loneliness, sadness and fear" - how close to my own experience.... "This too will pass" reminds me of the epitaph on my beloved mother's grave - All Things Shall be Well - from St Julian. She loved that saying.... and I take comfort from it, just as I take comfort from yours. Thank you.

jules Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 11:37pm


jules Sat, Jun 6th 2015 @ 11:37pm


Andrea Thu, Jun 11th 2015 @ 3:25pm

A big thank you Jules, your powerful words saved me today x

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