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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
"All I need's a little love in my life...All I need's a little love in the dark...A little but I'm hoping it might kick start...Me and my broken heart..."
Some of you might recognize these lyrics as the opening of the 2014 Rixton hit single "Me and My Broken Heart." Ironically, given the subject matter, it's quite the upbeat little tune. A toe tapper, really. Anyway, I don't know who originally coined the phrase "broken heart" but, according to the Mayo Clinic, at least, it's a thing. Legit. Like, for reals.
According to a study on www.mayoclinic.org: Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition that's often brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one. The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they're having a heart attack.
Sadness. It is part of life, unfortunately. :-(
Whether one is nursing the pain of the passing of a loved one; the stinging loss of a romantic relationship; grappling with the fear of a potential medical crisis; fretting with worry over safety, health or even financial issues; or whether the source of our sorrow is coming from some other dark place -- it actually, physically hurts the heart. You are not imagining it.
Now, I'm no doctor and I don't even play one on TV; but I CAN tell you that best way to at least lessen the sting of a broken heart is to pray and know that someone up there is definitely hearing you. #havefaith
And another way is to know that someone down here on the third rock from the sun is praying for your heart to heal, too. You can bet dollars to donuts that your pal PK is one of them; so hang in there! There is light on the horizon, my friends... #staystrong #powerofprayer
Acts 9: 1-20 ...So Ananias went and entered the house; laying his hands on him, he said, "Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. He got up and was baptized, and when he had eaten, he recovered his strength. He stayed some days with the disciples in Damascus, and he began at once to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. Responsorial Psalm Ps 117:1bc, 2 R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News. Alleluia. Praise the LORD, all you nations; glorify him, all you peoples! For steadfast is his kindness toward us, and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever.