This is Why I Read

I love you.  You are held.  There is no emptiness surrounding you.  Only words and music and angels.     – Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton has hit it out of the park, again.  I can’t love this woman enough.  On top of everything going on in her own life and everything else that she does, she’s also corresponding by email with four teenagers: two in substance abuse treatment centres; one in a psychiatric hospital; and one in jail.

She says she writes to the teenagers because “they’re scared and achey but hopeful” and she is too.  Aren’t we all?

She describes writing to them about pain and feeling it — not fleeing it — because it builds you.  She writes about being more afraid of fear and shame; those are the things that take us down, not pain.  She tells them to notice the light and joy, not just the darkness.  Noticing only the darkness is boring, she says. “Noticers see all the colors of the rainbow. It’s not DEEP to only notice the darkness. It’s not.”

This is why I read.  (Here is the link to the article.  And the song she mentions is beautiful and good and important, too….  “You could still be what you wanted to when I met you….”).

Sending you support and hope and angels as you feel your pain and live in the light.




4 Comments Add yours

  1. Kelly says:

    Thank you for this new blog. I just subscribed to it. She sounds really awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for reading! Sending you my best. A.


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