A World of Hurt

I try to keep this blog lighthearted.  I want to lift you up not drag you down.

But I have to face the facts.  Life and love is not always lighthearted.

I will spill the concrete facts in time.  Hopefully with humor.

For now I open a small window into my soul and my world.

Thanks to my Golden’s who help me speak.


What kind of medicine can heal the pain?Drift-3

The pain of disappointment, fear and anger for what is broken and not fixable.Drift“The nature of love is to grieve when it is over.”  DSC_0306You gotta hang on to and love the beauty that is with you.Drift-13You gotta keep looking up.Drift-10You gotta get out in the world and remember to have fun.Drift-16You gotta put aside the sadness and remember it is great to be alive.DSC_0105It took a long time to know what you thought was working, was not working anymore.Drift-5You need courage to get you through.Drift-17You need to stop, think and plan your next move.Drift-9And take rests going up the hill.Drift-14Don’t regret the past and never forget were you have been.Drift-4Remember your true friends and family.  They are life’s fortune.Drift-12And if you wanna take a nap, take a nap.Drift-8I’m holding on the what I got and throwing away the hurt.

 Got Golden’s, got friends, got family, got land, got love.

Got a lot to be thankful for.

Adios Amigos

Be back soon.

30 thoughts on “A World of Hurt

  1. Hope you’re ok dear friend. You have me (And others I am sure) concerned. Take care of yourself and know that you are loved. Heading out to New York tonight to Visit Joe and Amy. Can not wait to hug my boy. Miss him so. Love ya and talk to you soon. Lynn

    Sent from my iPhone



  2. So sorry to see that you’re in a time of hurting. Hope your inspirational post will be cathartic for you and possibly others too. Sometimes we just have to be sad for a while and nothing really helps us much. Thinking of you…..


  3. Hi Jo – We’re home and catching up on everything. Sounds like things are tough. I’m so sorry. It is simply awful. I’ll be home tomorrow. Want to come up for lunch or something. We might have the kids in the pm. Talk to you tomorrow anyway. xo Trishie


  4. Sad but beautiful at the same time. We all hope you are doing ok, and sure you will handle the changes with golden grace. 🙂 Whenever I know someone dealing with difficulties, I tell them to think of puppies! Luckily you have them all around!
    Much love and wooowooooooos to you! ❤


  5. I only know you through your lovely blog and dont know your pain but I am sending you my best wishes and positive thoughts for whatever you are going through. You are fortunate that you have your lovely goldens to hug and I am quite sure they know things are not quite right and are ready to give you all the love you need. Joy


    • Yes and I know you through your lovely blog. Thanks for your thoughts and yes I know my Golden’s know. I try to mask my pain and be cheery in front of them or you could say they help me push the pain away and look at the brighter side of life. Isn’t that the Golden way?


  6. This post is so very beautiful!!!! I will bookmark it, to look back on frequently…Anything dog related is genuinely healing to my soul…Whatever that brings you pain right now, may it be lifted quickly…May comfort find you and fill your heart with everything you need…For those of us who’s heart belongs to a dog, we are blessed beyond measure!!!! Hugs


  7. Joe, I don’t know what you are going through but it saddens me to know you are hurting. You have such a gentle and loving manner about you and I love reading your blogs. I pray this will pass soon. You are so beautiful and I feel so blessed that you have made an impact in our lives.. Take care.


    • Darn it…I was doing good today but your kind words made me cry. I am good, I know it. I have to keep telling myself that. Thank you for reminding me. I will “come out” soon about what I am going through. Thank you for believing in me. I am glad to know you too. Big Hugs.


  8. I’m so sorry to hear you are going through a time of hurt and pain, Jo. Despite it all though, this post is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. If you let them, I bet those great and gorgeous Goldens will help to heal you pain. Is there anything more comforting than love and hugs from those we hold dear… particularly those with 4 legs who remind us why life is good.
    Our love to you,
    Hugs, Carrie & Pups x ❤


  9. Dear Jo,
    I found your post beautiful and moving. Pain makes some people bitter, others, like you, glean compassion and wisdom from their pain. I don’t know what is happening in your life, but my heart goes out to you, and I wish you relief and comfort.


  10. Oh God Jo, I just found this post. My reader has been eating blogs grrr. I am so very sorry you are going through something hard and heartbreaking. One day at a time my dear. Trust me. Hang on to those wonderful Golden life-preservers, they will help you get through! One wonderful Samoyed saved me! It will get better, breath. We are all here when you are ready!!!!!
    Marty’s Mom


  11. My X, Pat, gave me the best advise ever to pull me through a hard time and that was “count your blessings”. And I learned another one…”manual labor” can change an attitude from dispair to hope…even house cleaning. Glad to finally connect with your beautiful blog.XXOO


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