Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Don't make decisions in March.

A few years ago, Dean's friend's life ended in suicide. It was devastating.  In every sense of the word.

We went to the funeral and the man's brother spoke.  He said "don't make decisions in March.  March can be a rough month...but the sun starts shining in April and flowers bloom..and everything changes."

You don't know how many times Dean and I have said to each other "don't make decisions in March".  You need to make decisions when things are going well. When you do see clearly. Decisions that can carry you through the times irrationality takes over.  

It has been on my mind a lot this month.  For many reasons.  One of them may be for you.

Perhaps June is a "March" for you.

Please...don't make decisions in March.


12 comments:

  1. First of all, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts when I read or hear about loss, and especially when that loss is due to suicide. We lost a friend to suicide several years ago, and our daughter just recently lost a second friend to suicide. I love this quote. Thanks so much for sharing! So easy to remember, so profound and it makes really good sense. :)

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    1. So sorry about the losses in your life. Loss is always hard. But suicide leaves a hole so deep..and questions that can't possibly be answered this side of eternity. XO

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    2. Thank you, Janice, and you are so right....it's exactly what makes it especially difficult when we lose people in that way. <3

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  2. You can't know how much I needed this today (even though you posted it 3 days ago :) God is reminding me through your words, that even in this really painful, 'funk-filled' time in my life, I don't have to have all the answers. There's a peace in waiting. And trusting. So thank you.

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    1. Michelle~I'm praying you through this 'March' of your life. No big decisions right now, friend. XO

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  3. Janice, I sometimes think you must be a mind reader lol...
    First, I am so sorry your husband lost a friend to suicide. It is hard to lose someone in any manner but suicide comes with many unanswered questions and unresolved feelings I would imagine.
    I am grateful for this reminder inspired by God for I have been in that dark place in the past and never want to go back there!!
    I HAVE had somewhat of a rough few weeks though so last weekend had a therapy session which helped to talk things out. Plus, I pray to the ultimate Comforter!
    Thinking of you and yours and praying all is well!
    Lori

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    1. Oh Lori <3 Honestly ... God puts something on my heart to share and sometimes I think "really?" but I've learned His voice isn't only for me. Many times He is speaking to someone else. But to be honest...this one was also for me. XO

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  4. Janice, I hope you are okay! I wish I could give you a hug, take you to lunch or for coffee/tea and have a chat. If you ever need a friend to talk to or just listen, I'm here. I certainly don't have all the answers but I can and will pray. Hugs and thank you again for sharing your heart and being real!

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  5. Just came across this post. So amazing to hear. So true. Definitely needed to see this. It's so true yet I've never clearly thought about it that way.

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