Scenic Sundays 45: Moving On and Danielle Steele

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This week I was featured over on It Starts at Midnight for the Shattering Stigmas, A Mental Health in YA Event. I wrote about some of the lessons I’ve learned as caretaker of loved ones who live with mental health issues. You can check out my post over on Shannon’s site.

It was a tough post for me to write. Caretakers often live in their own little world perhaps thinking they are only ones going through this. I just wanted to reach out and let other caretakers know they are not alone. There are others out there! I hope that my post shines a light on what caretakers can do to take care of themselves as they live to support those in their lives that might be suffering.

Thanks to Shannon (It Starts At Midnight), Inge (Bookshelf Reflections) and Kayla (The Thousand Lives) for creating this event. The posts have been amazing. Great stories are being shared. I hope you’ll visit their blogs and check out the event.

As I was prepping this week’s Scenic Sunday, I found this quote on GoodReads and it seemed to fit with my thoughts for the week. The idea of moving on is always a difficult thing for me so this quote from Danielle Steele hit home after my guest post went live and I’ve been reflecting on what I wrote more and more as the days have gone on. And since a sunset means the end of one day and is the promise a new day just hours away, I thought this recent sunset shot that I took out of our moving car in June of this year fit my mood and the quote. Enjoy!

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Taken on June 6, 2015 some where near Strawberry Point, Iowa with a Canon Rebel T3i.

“Maybe some people just aren’t meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It’s like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that’s why they’re here. You’ll have that gift forever.”

Danielle Steele




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12 responses to “Scenic Sundays 45: Moving On and Danielle Steele

  1. Loved you post about mental health. I can relate to caring about someone with mental health issues. Unfortunately sometimes you cannot walk away. 🙁

  2. That picture is simply beautiful, and that quote almost made me cry – I read the post on Shannon’s site when it was published. *hugs*

  3. That is a lovely quote and is so true, we meet people for a reason and when that purpose is done, they move on elsewhere. I think your guest post is great and I hope it connects with other caretakers.

  4. Oh Terri! This quote and picture gave me actual goosebumps! I am trying to make some decisions in my life, and wow, this quote couldn’t have come at a better time- for both of us!

    I am so, so thankful that you wrote your lovely post. I cannot tell you how many people have mentioned how helpful it was- either because they too are caretakers, or because they are now reflecting on the role of someone who cares for them. Your post was just perfect, and has already inspired SO many people. Just thank you, a million times!!