Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Nothing else matters

Every now and then, when you aren't looking for it, you hear a piece of wisdom that not only makes sense but eases the soul and gives one hope. After sharing a little of how I am feeling these days I have felt rather fragile, somehow exposed but at the same time a wee bit proud of myself. Yep, I have a menagerie of all the emotions swirling around in my head; 'all the feels', as the cool kids say.

Last night I finally got to see the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and though exhausted and depressed I did like it and found it slightly uplifting.



In the film Dame Judy Dench's character writes a blog, which naturally caught my attention. How appropriate then that when she was writing at one point and I was interested in her personal thoughts she said this..

Evelyn: The only real failure is the failure to try. And the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment. As we always must. [...] We get up every morning, we do our best. Nothing else matters.

To be honest, to hear it in reference to others I utterly believe the sentiment and I guess that means I'm not a complete failure either, like I view myself. I'm a fighter, I get up everyday and I do my best and well it just felt good to hear that.

I just thought I'd share it, for all those who think life isn't going their way, that each venture so far hasn't turned out how they hoped - you aren't failing at this adventure called life, as long as you keep going and simply do your best.

With much love
Carrie

14 comments:

  1. Funnily my sister loves to watch this film when she is feeling down and say it helps cheer her, I haven't yet seen it.

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    1. Oh Sue you much watch it! It's bound to be on some sort of iplayer or netflix etc. I promise you'll like it! xx

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    2. My sister has it recorded as she often watches it over again and I plan to watch it with her one day

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  2. I really love that Carrie. And how fantastic does this film sound......it is always so wonderful when you can walk away from a film with inspiration. You are strong my friend! Proud of you! Nicole xo

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    1. Thank you a million times over Nicole, I certainly don't feel strong but I am trying to fight. The film is great and full of hope xxx

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  3. Well done you. I really enjoy reading your blogs and can identify with your feelings of depression and not wanting to go out / do anything. I keep struggling and try to get outside. (Even in the rain :)

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    1. Thank you Anonymous, it means a lot to me that you enjoy my blog, I do try to put my heart into it. I am however so sorry to hear that you too suffer the anguish of depression, go easy on yourself and the good times (however short lived) will come, I promise xxx

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  4. We happened across that film on TV, I was utterly engrossed and loved it.
    Yes, uplifting!

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    1. Yay, a fellow fan. It was so beautiful, I feel I need to watch it again :)

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  5. I love the quote, it's so true, I need to remind myself of that every so often. "The only real failure is the failure to try". I shall think about that this week. I do hope things are easier for you very soon Carrie. CJ xx

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  6. Carrie, your persistence is always inspiring. That you'd taken time and much effort to write the posts that give us a glimpse into your dark days shows that you aren't there to stay. I do pray that you'll find hope and encouragement that is rooted deep in your soul. Yes, you do keep trying. And it amazes me.

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  7. Okay, I have I'm reading these post in reverse order, but I love that you got those inspiring words and took them to heart. I'm a great believer, we're given the messages we need to hear. I remember once watching a movie,LA Story, which featured a talking billboard. I can't remember the exact message, but it flashed one that hit me right between my eyes...that's how accurate it was.

    So, take a deep breath and say those lines to yourself -- You are a fighter. You always have been, but I think sometimes a reminder from the Universe is helpful. BTW I loved the film, too.

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  8. What you say is completely true. I believe that every person who suffers from depression is a fighter and a hero - I have been there myself. To actually get out of bed when you feel like your entire soul hurts is a heroic task and people who did not experience it will not understand. We should never tell ourselves we failed, but we should be saying "tomorrow will be a new day" instead. Keep going, you great brave girl!

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  9. I felt that I HAD to comment on your previous post about Depression.

    I am a fellow sufferer of Depression, along with a good healthy dose of Generalized Anxiety disorder, and a heaping overdose of Social Anxiety disorder too. I empathize with you, because I know how hard it is just to get through the day. We too have just accepted an Allotment, and as the days start to get a little bit brighter, and a touch warmer, I become more determined to beat these illnesses once and for all.

    Never think though that you've failed if you have a bad/hard day. Keep going, keep strong. As the person above said 'Tomorrow will be a new day'.

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