Friday 15 January 2021

In difficult times

In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.
Do what you have to do, but little by little.
Don't think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.
Wash the dishes.
Remove the dust.
Write a letter.
Make a soup.
You see?
You are advancing step by step.
Take a step and stop.
Rest a little.
Praise yourself.
Take a step.
Then another.
You won't notice, but your steps will grow more and more.
And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.
Elena Mikhalkova

Advice given to the author by her grandmother. I guess it's the same as what we now call mindfulness. I saw this single rose carefully placed on the bench last week on my walk.



  1. Your grandmother was a wise woman, x

    1. They were the words of Elena's grandmother, but indeed I thought them very sensible. Arilx

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    1. It is a way to work through difficult times. Arilx

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    1. A good way to cope with pain I thought and timeless advice. ARilx

  4. Gosh that's lovely. One to remember and so, so true.

  5. I tell myself baby steps to keep moving forward. I bought a memorial bench for my hubby which the bench with the rose reminds me of. Our bench is in the nearby park and it is lovely to sit on it occasionally.

    1. I hope your bench brings some comfort to you Terra. Arilx


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