Photo by Rena Effendi/Institute
This morning, I read a powerful article from the London Tribune written by Holly Morris in 2012 about a group of women over fifty who took charge of their lives. It left me thinking about my life and the choices that I’ve made and how relatively easy those choices have been. None of them have involved life or death decisions.
In spite of the danger warnings by the government these women from Chernobyl in the Ukraine decided that living in government housing in the cities was depressing and more stressful than going back home to probably the most toxic place on earth to be surrounded by their friends and things that make them happy.
They came home to the land they love and have banded together ever since in a community that shares food, fellowship, joys and sorrows.
Unlike these brave women, it has taken a lot of living for me to let go of the fear that used to control my life when I was younger.
Fear of failure, fear of change, and fear of making mistakes is quite paralyzing and inhibiting. The quicker we are able to drain the power from that word the better off we will be.
Please take a minute to click on the following link and read the story of these very courageous women of Chernobyl
I hope you will be inspired, whether or not you agree with their decision. http://bit.ly/1wa9hT7
Copyright Sandra Hart 2014