I’ve always been a stargazer.
A literal look-out-the-window-up-at-the-sky or go-outside-and-stare-upwards kind of a girl.
From when I was very young and had to make that quick dash from my window back to my bed if I heard one of my parents coming to when I was in college and would wander campus in the middle of the night, find a quiet place to sit, and just look up.
When we lived on the beach, I’d sit out on our back deck and just watch the sky and how the moon reflected off the water. Now I sit on our porch, wrapped up in a blanket, sitting on my rocking chair, and gaze upward.
Sometimes I just let the enormity of the sky wash over me, realizing just how small my problems are in the grand scheme of things. Other times, I use the time to pray or to try to solve a problem or to set a new direction for my life. Sometimes I’m sad or mad or frustrated and try to work through it. Other times I’m happy and just want to revel in it. And still others, I use the time to almost meditate.
I need that time. That quiet to reflect.
And that’s what Pour Your Heart Out has been to me over the past four years. My time to get out what I need to. Whether it’s something that hurts or something I’m happy about or an issue I want to talk about.
It’s my time during the week when I reflect through writing, much like my stargazing moments allow me to think things through.
Thank you so much to all of you who have been with me during Pour Your Heart Out- some of you even from the beginning of it back in 2010. Others of you more recently. I’m thankful for all of you.
I’m thankful for your words- for those of you who join in and share what’s on your heart, what you need to pour out, what you need to vent about. Your stories make us all feel connected.
I’d love to have you join in this week. If you’ve written something recent that you feel fits, link that up. Or you can reach back further to the past year(or even longer) and find an old post where you poured your heart out and link that up instead.
Usually, I highlight posts from the previous week, but for the four year anniversary, I want you to be sure to visit some of this week’s linkers.
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Click if you want to find out more about Pour Your Heart Out. Remember, it’s about what you want to pour out: it’s personal, so there isn’t an assigned topic. It’s also about being supportive of others who are sharing: so visit other linkers and be kind with your comments. Linking up? Please visit at least two of the linkers and show them some support in the form of a comment or a share!