The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
John Vance Cheney
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For the first time today, since we moved to the Netherlands, the girls and I biked to Hilversum a total of 22 kms to and fro.
I was very proud of them, as was P, when he welcomed them home. He had to work today, and I shared and showed our bike outing to him, through the pictures I took of our tour, while he let the dinner he was cooking simmer on the stove..
This week was a pretty hard week for me - emotionally, and psychologically rendering me physically weak as it mostly happens. For this, I am extra grateful, that today, a lovely sunny Saturday, I was able to finally fulfill my promise to the girls of going with them to Hilversum on the bike.
It was not only a fun laid back Saturday excursion but also a graspable experience for them, that although I deal with depression, I do not let it affect the plans we set out to do. We might not do it right away, but we will eventually. A promise is a promise.
As we planned we got scoops of their chosen ice-cream at a shop we discovered last week, after buying middle-daughter's first communion dress.
I'll be writing more about our bike tour in my other blog, The Lightness of Being on the Bike, which I finally shared to family and friends on my FB page this afternoon; now I am sharing it here, as well.
The first post and currently the only post on the blog page, was posted on the 11th of April, also the same day I created the blog and had the idea to record bike tours, travels, thoughts, ideas, experiences and memories recalled while on the bike.
I felt inspired by Tina Su, a blogger I admire, creator of Think Simple Now, whose words on her FB post (talking from her personal experience), to put ideas into reality, and share it "out there" even if it is not yet fully developed, and it is still taking shape, made me move into action myself.
Sometimes, somethings simply needs an inspiration from the outside and empowering roar in the inside of one's being, to make it happen. And I did my mighty roar: just do it!
How do you celebrate when the darkness has lifted from you, and the sun shines again in your heart?