I find great comfort in sharing with people how I feel, not just the sharing to lessen the burden but also with them sharing similar stories with me. The comfort comes from knowing I am not the only person who has ever felt like this, it comes from seeing them happy now and knowing they got through the pain and are living life to the full. It comes from knowing that with each passing day the hurt will become less and less of what i actually feel.
I found a huge amount of comfort from something Orla said at Curves this week. It was time for me to be weighed and measured and I wasn't sure how I had done. When she told me that I had lost 6lbs, an inch off my waist and an inch off my abdomen I wasn't really surprised, as my appetite has not been the best recently. She asked how did I manage to loose that amount, I replied with tears in my eyes "heartache". She told me that when she last had her heart broken she lost a stone in 2 weeks, this felt like another revelation, I'm not alone, others have been through this. She quickly followed it up with "look at me now, I'm putting on weight because I'm so happy and in love" Hee hee!
Already I smile more with each passing day. I think less of the person who hurt me with each passing day and I know one day I will realise it has been weeks since I last thought of him. This is life. Bring it on!!!