A quote by Sarah Dessen

21 May 2016

Something inspirational:

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”

SARAH DESSEN

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  1. Brad 21. May, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    I agree. We learn nothing from running away, even though that is usually the easier option. We should ‘feel the fear and do it anyway,’ as the saying goes and we will grow through the experience.

    • Ilana 21. May, 2016 at 10:37 am #

      Yes I agree. Short term it’s usually as seen as an easier option. But these things don’t go away until we’ve dealt with them. Usually at a cost to ourselves eventually.

  2. Randy 21. May, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    I feel like that’ what I have been doing most of my life is hiding out! There are parts of my life that I still don’t understand and wouldn’t want to have to try to explain to people.

    I spent so long trying to pretend like I didn’t have the same issues as my parents. What it comes down to is that eventually you have to acknowledge the elephant in the living room, whether you want to or not.

    In so many cases there is actually the whole herd stampeding through our lives. I know that’s why I get so confused early in the day, since I have to stop and think about which elephant I need to deal with for the day.

    The only people who can really understand this are those who have had to go through it themselves. It does get very tiring fighting these battles on a daily basis. People are always looking for a quick fix, which con artists are more than happy to provide for ‘only $19.95!’

    There aren’t any that I know of, and like the expression says, the only way out is through. It would be easier to just hide out and not deal with those issues, but I have already wasted far too much of my life doing that.

    I vaguely remember a time when I actually knew how to fight, which may come in handy for the battles ahead! I can’t spend the rest of my life with my head buried in the sand.

    • Ilana 21. May, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

      Thanks Randy, yes it’s not easy knowing what we’re supposed to being done and when. It’s confusing when we’re not emotionally equipped to know. It took me a long time to work it out myself.

      I think you’re right about having our head buried in the sand. There comes a time when we have to take stock and be responsible for ourselves, our lives. Eventually we must face up to things, or we’ll end up shying away from things for the rest of our lives.

  3. Tim 21. May, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

    This is true. After awhile you learn to walk by faith, not by sight, even through booby-traps along the way.

    I have hope, it’s false sometimes, but it’s still hope.

    • Ilana 21. May, 2016 at 8:37 pm #

      Thanks Tim. Yes the majority of us use our faith constantly. We put so much trust in our faith, we lose sight of ourselves and I find that very sad.

      I agree, hope is hope whether it’s false hope or not. It’s something for us to hold on to.

  4. Maria Wilson 23. May, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Unfortunately, as uncomfortable as it is, we must face the music one day.

    Hiding from obstacles really does nothing more than prolong the agony. Hopefully we can look back at those obstacles and be proud of what we’ve overcome.

    • Ilana 23. May, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

      Thank you… yes you’re absolutely right Maria. Hiding from obstacles will always prolong the agony.

      Any form of denial just encourages to run away more, from people, from our lives and from our issues.

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