You are not a happy person if…

If it kills you that your ex is happier with another person than s/he ever was with you, chances are you are not a happy person.

~Just L (February 10, 2018, Goddess Wisdom reprinted from 2008)

Author’s Note: Start there. Learn to love yourself first. Bitter doesn’t get more beautiful with age. Self-loathing will destroy you (and your children’s/ future love’s) life. Ultimately, you are only punishing yourself.

“You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are still beautiful at sixty, it will be your souls own doing.” ~Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958)

“At midlife I’m having to recognize that there are people I may never be reconciled with. People I loved dearly but we went as far as we could go together. We loved; we tried; that may have to be enough. ~Zana, poet, artist, author of herb woman

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” -William Penn

She Thought She Was Clever

She thought she was clever
Spending her life
Plotting his grief
She was never content
He found relief
Time marched on
Her heart a stone
Not understanding
Why she’s alone
She thought she was clever
Spending her life
Wishing his happiness cease
She clung to righteousness
He was at peace
Years passed by
Her bitterness grew
Why she didn’t have love
She never knew
She thought she was clever
Spending her life

~Just L (February 1, 2018)