Reflection and Transformation. A COVID-19 Story.

Jill Langhus
Posted April 6, 2020 from Spain
My Dad and I at his 80th Birthday Party.
My Dad and I at his 80th Birthday Party.

It’s not very often that I feel inspired to write a story, or to express what’s going on in my life, mostly because I don’t consider myself that great of a writer, however, I had the most amazing breakthrough yesterday. Perhaps the virus isn’t so bad after all. Now, bear with me. I keep seeing posts saying about how this is a pivotal time and hearing about how people are having more time to think about things, to spend more time re-evaluating their lives. Thinking about what’s important, who’s important, and what to be grateful for. This has definitely been true for me. I’m glad to be healthy. I’m so glad for my home. I’m glad for my husband. And, I’m so glad I started engaging heavily in World Pulse 3.5 years ago. It seems like a lifetime ago; like it’s part of who I am. I’m not the same person I was then. I’m a stronger, more outspoken warrior who was lying dormant waiting for the right time and catalyst to awaken me. I love who I am becoming. I love my purpose. I love my World Pulse sisters! The love we share on here has had such a profound effect on me and has created such an amazing ripple effect in my life and all those I engage with.

The reason why this has become so pronounced and prevalent now, last evening, is because I had such a deeply moving, life altering conversation with my ailing, and estranged, father, that I’ve literally been waiting my entire life to have. I don’t mean this lightly. I was the youngest of five, and felt invisible for practically my entire life, which I’ve previously mentioned, but I’m mentioning it again for context. The game changer was definitely World Pulse. Yes, I was ready for a major change when I moved to Spain five years ago, and, yes, I was becoming stronger prior to moving here, but what facilitated this butterfly’s metamorphosis is this loving, life-changing community. I feel safe. I feel loved. I knew in 2016 that I had found my tribe; the family I never had. I hope whoever reads this can feel the depth of my sincerity. I have a tendency to be rather reserved, so when I speak this passionately, please know that it’s real.

There isn’t much else to say. I just really felt compelled to share this amazing moment and the powerful transition that occurred yesterday in my life. I feel like it’s a pivotal time for me to be freer, healthier, more grounded and even more focused on my life purpose. I feel freer than I ever have before from the self-imposed prison that was subconsciously created all those years ago to preserve myself. I feel like a heavy weight has been lifted from my heart now that I couldn’t figure out how to be freed from. I feel like my Dad really heard me, for perhaps the first time in my life. Why do people always wait to speak up until they have to? Yes, it was incredibly hard, and, yes, I had to speak up. This heavy energy needed to shift. It was time, and for that I’m truly, and utterly, grateful. I know that now I’ve cleared the air between us, and we can move forward, finally, from a more loving, understanding, forgiving, respectful, and grounded place, whether this is our last conversation in this lifetime, on this plain, or whether we have more conversations. This day and this moment will be forever etched in my memory. If it was because of the reflective time imposed on us by COVID-19, not all has been lost to me. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Our world is reawakening to a more balanced, equitable world, and we’re fortunate enough to be a part of this incredible time in human history.

Thanks for reading.

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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lizzymark
Apr 06
Apr 06

Wow Jill! My boss,I've never read any of your stories but this is something else. It great that you both had this time together am sure it will go a long way even after now. And yes world pulse is a family, I didn't know you were married, nice to know a little more about you. I'll love to follow you and learn more about you and your impact to the life around you. Take care boss

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Lizzy Dear,

That's funny, "boss:-)" Well, thank you! We shall see.

You, too, dear:-)

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Chidimma
Apr 06
Apr 06

Hello Dear Jill. I know how you feel, deeply relived. The stay home order has taught us to appreciate life more, appreciate people leaving with us and also World Pulse was has brought out the best in us. You have greatly expressed yourself very well. I can feel the inner happiness and peace running through your vein.
Thanks for sharing your expression you had with your dad.
Worldpulse is a place to be.
Stay safe.
Hugs

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Dear,

Yes! I think so!

Well, thank you very much! That's great to know.

You're welcome. Thanks for reading and sharing your lovely comments:-)

Yes, it is!!

You, too, dear!

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maeann
Apr 06
Apr 06

Jill Hi :) I m so touch with your sharing. After reading I called my Dad to ask him how is he, what he is doing. Then another father had a stroke, the father of my childhood friend. Then I realized life is so short. Thank you Jill, the way you share encourages me, hugs.

You are not alone, we heal as one!
Encourage World Pulse Sisters: https://www.worldpulse.com/encourager
#SheTransformsTech #LogOnRiseUp #WorldPulsePH
"We Heal as One" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0jwHzGUGCg

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Dear Mae Ann,

How are you and your family? Aw, I'm glad I inspired you to reach out to your dad. Yes, it is!

Aw, thanks for saying that:-) It means a lot to me.

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Shirin Dalaki
Apr 07
Apr 07

Dear Jill,
I am so touched by your story. You are such a great writer because you write with your heart and you take me along with you. I am so proud of you and thank you for sharing. You are authentic and sincere and I feel happy to be part of this journey with you. I feel your story because... as like you ... being the youngest daughter in my family I felt invisible as well and all my life wanted to connect with my father and to the world around me. I decided to put my heart and soul into building my relationship with him that finally and gradually it started to happen and now we get along fine... and for that I am grateful.
I am grateful that you feel lighter and I am celebrating this moment with you because I know you have come a long way and I feel blessed to be reading your story.

With love and gratitude,

Shirin

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Lovely Shirin,

How are you and your family doing? Aw, I'm so glad to hear it, and that I shared it!

Thanks so much for the lovely compliments:-) I'm glad you're part of my journey, too, dear.

Oh, wow! When I read that it made me choked up because I know you really can relate, then. Yay! Go you! That's awesome. It takes courage, though, right? I knew I needed to do this so I could be free, rather than still worrying about how he would react, and feeling the perpetual guilt for speaking up, which makes no sense.

Hope you and your family are safe and well.

XX

Shirin Dalaki
Apr 11
Apr 11

Dear Jill,
I feel so happy for you and yes ...it takes courage and it is worthed...I have this saying that expression is always better than repression.
My family and I are doing okay, thanks for asking... and I hope you and your family are safe and well too.

Shirin

Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

Aw, thank you:-)

Yes, it is!

Oh! Just okay? You're welcome, love.

Yes, we're safe and well. Thanks for asking:-)

XX

Hello, dear Jill,

I celebrate with you! What a breakthrough this is! Oh, I wish you could visit him and hug him. I am so happy for you, Jill!!! I love the photo you uploaded. What's the story behind it?

My heart is filled with joy reading your story, dear. You are a great writer. How else can you encourage us with your words through written for if you are not?

It is my prayer that relationships will be restored during this pandemic, just as nature is having time to breath while we stay home.

Hugs, dear! #WeHealAsOne

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Kaye Love,

Aw, thanks! Yes, I think so. Hmm, not sure on the hug. We aren't so touchy/feely, but I hear you:-)

I updated the photo because the caption wasn't showing. It was for Dad's 80th birthday party awhile ago now. He had one recently for his 85th but I didn't go. He said he wanted to have a party rather than have people show up to his funeral. Makes sense:-)

You're so sweet:-) I'm glad to hear it made an impression on you, and that I shared it. Well, I don't believe it's my sole mission to encourage through words, well stories/posts, that is, but it definitely can't hurt, and I hear what you're saying:-)

That sounds like a good intention, and prayer. Perhaps they will. It definitely can't hurt.

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Jensine Larsen
Apr 07
Apr 07

Achingly beautiful, you are a true Butterfly Jill! We love you. You are World Pulse butterfly of transformation.

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Aw, thank you so much, our beautiful leader:-) I really appreciate you taking the time to read my post, to provide such loving feedback, and to create/hold this amazing space for all of us! I love you and this amazing family community, too! I will treasure your beautiful comment always....

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well, dear.

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Hannah B
Apr 07
Apr 07

This is so beautiful, Jill! I hear your sincerity and passion, and I feel so lucky to know you through this platform.
Thank you for sharing your story with us - it is very powerful to be vulnerable and share our transformations and truths - I know this community appreciates you and is better because of you! :)

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Hannah!

Aw, thank you! I'm glad you think so.

Oh, wow! Thank you for saying that. What an honor:-)

You're welcome. Thank you for reading it, and for giving me such lovely feedback, too. Yes, it is!

Wow! That's so amazing that you think that, and say that.... it humbles me. I'm going to save all these lovely comments in my testimonials folder for a later date:-)

Thanks again! It's an honor to know you, too.

I hope you and your loved ones are safe, too.

Dawn Arteaga
Apr 07
Apr 07

Oh Jill I’m so happy for you. This brought tears to my eyes. The world is a brighter place with your fierce voice in it!! So much love to you!

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Dawn,

Thank you very much! Wow! Thanks for sharing that, as well as your lovely, heartfelt words. I appreciate it very much!

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jessg411
Apr 07
Apr 07

Hi Jill- this is amazing. It's so nice to read a positive story during these trying times. Thanks for sharing your beautiful journey. Your story speaks to your passion and sincerity for all that you are doing with WorldPulse!

Best,
Jess

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Jess,

How are you and your family doing?

Thank you very much! I appreciate it!

XX

jessg411
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hi Jill- hanging in there, we are in isolation over here. Definitely trying times. Hope you and your family are doing ok?

Please continue to share!
Best,
Jess

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hello there:-)

I see:-( Yes!

We're doing fine, thanks.

Will do! Thanks for the encouragement... I need it!

Waooo, thanks for sharing. I feel touched by this. I wish my dad is alive for me to experience this relief too.
World purse has also transformed my life in this short period. I have been doing my own things in my little corner but joining this wonderful family full of amazing sisters, I am pushed to speak out , dare more challenges and reach out beyond my dreams.

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Dear Stella,

You're welcome! I'm glad to hear it:-) Aw, I'm so sorry to hear that. Are you still holding onto unforgiveness or unresolved feelings, too? Are you willing to release them so that you can be free? That's always the first step. I didn't realize how heavy it had all become and I started to say all this stuff, and I realized how I really, really needed to let all of it go once and for all for my highest good, health and well being. If it hadn't occurred last weekend, I would've needed to find another way to release it.

I'm glad to hear that World Pulse is helping you to become happier and healthier, too:-) That's awesome! Yes! Please speak out. It will help not only you, but others as well!

Sounds wonderful, and sounds like a great intention, too! Kudos to you, dear.

XX

Thanks so much.
So soothing.
So encouraging.

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

You're welcome, dear:-)

Love that!! Thank you!

XX

Anita Shrestha
Apr 07
Apr 07

Dear Jii
How a nice couple. It is very interesting to know about your life and love. Be safe, care each other. God bless you both dear.
How is other things going on ??

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Dear Anita,

Thank you! You, too, honey:-)

I'm doing well, thanks! Thanks for helping me connect to people for Liluye. I appreciate it very much!

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Harris Namutebi
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hi Jill,
Am glad you made the best out of this opportunity, it's important to look at the best moments in life because we can't guarantee having it all. Stay blessed Siater

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Rebecca,

Me, too:-) Thanks for reading my story.

I hope you and your family are safe and well.

XX

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 08
Apr 08

Dear Jill,
What a beautiful story told as only you can tell it. You are a gifted writer, the kind of writer who can make your readers feel as if we are in the same room having a heart to heart conversation about what really matters in life. I celebrate that you have had this shift to a new level of love and understanding, "such a deeply moving, life altering conversation" with your father, and that he was able to acknowledge what a gift you are as a daughter, and to us all.
Much love my dear sister,
Tam

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Dearest Tam,

Thanks for always being there for me, and supporting me. You're such a dear:-)

And, thanks for always telling me that I'm a great writer... perhaps one day soon I will believe it...ha:-) I need to stop thinking that my sister is the write and that I'm not, basically. Some beliefs are harder to debunk than others, it seems.

I love that feedback. It's weird how we all have a natural way of writing things. I suppose I wouldn't have this style any other way because it's how I think and am.

Thanks for the constant encouragement.

I'm glad, too, I had this opportunity.

I'm not sure if he realized what a gift I am, though. I never know with him. He's super reserved. He didn't know I had all this passion in me, for real:-) I think he was taken aback. It would've been interesting to have had the conversation on Skype. As an empath, I'm constantly reading people's faces and reactions, so it's unnerving when I can't:-)

I hope you're safe and well, and having a great day, love!

XX

Metiege Noel Eve
Apr 08
Apr 08

Wow sis Jill thanks for sharing such positive vibes. I am so emotionally moved to know this COVID pandemic is positively affecting some ones relationship like it has affected my marriage let's keep hoping these positive impact will leave a lasting change in our lives. I believe you guys will have more conversations

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Hello Dear Noel,

How are you doing?

You're very welcome! How has it affected your marriage, dear? Do tell:-)

Yes, I think so.

Perhaps we will:-)

Hope you're feeling better and that you're safe and well, dear.

XX

Metiege Noel Eve
Apr 08
Apr 08

I recently shared a post sis about Lockdown positive vibes and shared how this COVID thing have positively affected my marriage.

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Oh, this is great news... I just read your post. Wonderful.

Marie Abanga
Apr 08
Apr 08

Dear Jill,

Thanks for sharing this incredible moment of love and healing with your dad. This is definitely not only closure of a painful past, but an enlightening start to a new special relationship between father and daughter.
Light and love and yes Covid-19 is a great reflective time
Marie

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hi Marie,

You're welcome. We shall see:-)

Thank you! I hope you and your family are safe and well.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 08
Apr 08

Beautiful, touching words.
"Our world is reawakening to a more balanced, equitable world, and we’re fortunate enough to be a part of this incredible time in human history."
All the very best.

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hi Ana!

Aw, thank you! Thanks for taking the time to read my story, too.

I hope you and your family are safe and well, dear.

XX

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Apr 09
Apr 09

Dear Jill,
I am happy to hear that your husband and you are healthy.
Do you know that you are a blessed woman?. Not everyone has a special chance to participate to his daddy's 80th birthday party.
I have lost mine when I was only twelve years.
I am sure that your 3.5 years as a word pulse's member must give you more experiences to share with us.
Hope to win the covid19 so that we can go on enjoying our life with our lovely world Pulse sisters like you.

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hello Muvunyi,

How are you doing?

Thank you!

I'm sorry to hear about your loss at such a young age, dear.

Yes, dear. You can see more posts on my "posts" page, if you like:-)

I hope so, too!

Hope you and your family are safe and well, dear.

XX

Kirthi Jayakumar
Apr 09
Apr 09

Jill, you are the gentlest soul I know. I'm sorry you faced all that you did growing up. I'm so glad you found World Pulse and we all came to know you, and gladder still that you found a route to make peace with your father. :')

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Aw, you're so kind. That's funny. I would've said that about you:-)

You haven't seen my dark side.... bwaaa:-)

Thank you soo much for your beautiful, and wonderful, empathy, love. I appreciate you so much!

I'm glad, too, and thank you for saying that... on both counts:-)

XOXO

Thelma obani 2020
Apr 09
Apr 09

Sooo touched by your story.. covid 19 will be over and we will read more beautiful stories from you..❤❤❤ stay safe

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hello Lovely Thelma,

How are you? Aw, thanks for saying, and sharing, that! I appreciate it.

Can you tell me why it touched you?

Thanks for the encouragement, too:-)

You, too!

XX

Thelma obani 2020
Apr 13
Apr 13

I'm not sure if he realized what a gift I am, though. I never know with him. He's super reserved. He didn't know I had all this passion in me. Your exact words here touched me..sooo awesome to know

Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

Very nice... thanks for clarifying:-) I appreciate it!

Selma Ndi
Apr 09
Apr 09

Hey Jill, am glad you shared your story . I can very much relate to this story because I know what it means to find your voice . Keep being the amazing person you have been . You already know how I acknowledge your encouragement since I joined world pulse last year .

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hello Selma,

How are you doing? Are you still feeling lonely? I hope not:-(

I'm glad my story resonated with you. Great to hear:-)

Aw, thank you! You, too!

Hope you stay safe and well, dear.

XX

Sampada Sapkota
Apr 09
Apr 09

Hi lovely Jill,
You wrote it so well! I can feel what you're feeling right now. You are a hero who has supported many heroes in this family. Keep up your work,dear!!
So glad to know that you had such time!
Stay safe, dear.
Regards,
Sampada

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hello Sampada Dear,

How are you and your family doing?

Aw, thank you:-) Great to hear! That's awesome feedback.

Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate it.

You, too, love.

XX

Leonida Odongo
Apr 10
Apr 10

Very inspiring

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Thanks, Leonida!

fidelity
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hello dear,
wow what a touching story and a great writer you are. your story is encouraging me to do something i have always avoided to do. i have had issues with my father which i believe i can handle now. thanks for sharing thank you for encouraging us, thank you for leading the way and thank you for your love for WP sister.
congratulations dear, i know it is not easy but it can be done
love you
fidelity

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hello Fidelis,

Thank you very much!

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this most, highest compliment! I love this kind of feedback. It inspires me to keep writing, and going:-) I hope you consider writing about how it goes, or at least let me know how it goes.... I want to know:-)

You're welcome, dear!

That's true!

XX

fidelity
Apr 11
Apr 11

thanks dear,
i will keep you posted. keep on writing you inspire many.
fidelity

Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

You're welcome:-)

Great!

Thanks for the support and encouragement:-)

Kristine Yakhama
Apr 10
Apr 10

Good

Kristine Yakhama
Apr 10
Apr 10

Encouraging thanks

Jill Langhus
Apr 11
Apr 11

Hi Kristine,

Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I'm glad you found it encouraging. I hope you and your family are safe and well.

ARREY- ECHI
Apr 10
Apr 10

Dear Sis Jill,
What a soulful story you have written. This speaks volumes as I could feel the depth of your feelings and pen.
I am glad you had this reflective moment and soul conversation with your dad. These words...
'I feel freer than I ever have before from the self-imposed prison that was subconsciously created all those years ago to preserve myself. I feel like a heavy weight has been lifted from my heart now that I couldn’t figure out how to be freed from. I feel like my Dad really heard me, for perhaps the first time in my life.'... they are so deep.
Thank you for sharing. I hope you get more conversation with your dad. He sure cuts a dashing figure at 80.
Hope you are doing well. The Pulse is indeed a place we all can and have discovered ourselves and potentials.
Love and sunshine.

Jill Langhus
Apr 11
Apr 11

Hello Arrey Love,

How are you doing, dear?

Aw, thank you:-) I'm so glad you felt that:-) I was finding it difficult to find the words to express how I was feeling, so I'm glad it resonated.

You're very welcome. Thanks for reading!

Me, too.

Yeah, he is. You should see photos of him when he was young. Quite the heart stopper:-)

I'm doing well, thanks.

Yes!!

XX

florence kekong
Apr 10
Apr 10

Dear, Dear, Jill,
This is indeed, a heart touching piece. Our world is truly moving and awakening to more bonding world of sisters feeling the pulse of one another with a great and inspiring sisterhood.
It is difficult to talk about oneself but, thanks to World Pulse, for making it possible for us all to unbundle.
I am sincerely happy to be a Family member among beautiful sisters.
You are my wonderful sister. Kind regards, Dearest.
Florence

Jill Langhus
Apr 11
Apr 11

Hello Florence Love,

How are you doing, dear?

Aw, thank you! Yes!

Me, too! You're my lovely sister:-)

XX

florence kekong
Apr 10
Apr 10

Jill,
I see you look so much like your Dad. He is such a handsome man. He is still very cute.

Jill Langhus
Apr 11
Apr 11

Ha. So many people said I looked like my mom when she died 20 years ago, but, yeah, I do:-)

Thank you! Yes, he's quite frail now, but yes he was.

Ellie E.
Apr 10
Apr 10

First of all, I think you're a great writer! You should definitely write more often if you feel so inclined. This is touching, I'm glad you were able to finally have that important conversation!

Jill Langhus
Apr 11
Apr 11

Hi Ellie,

Welcome to World Pulse!

Thank you very much! I appreciate your feedback, and encouragement, too.

Me, too.

Looking forward to seeing some posts from you, too, and learning about what you're passionate about and what your goals are.

I hope you and your family are safe and well.

sarah_2
Apr 12
Apr 12

Hi Jill......
This write up is wow...........Though very touching.
I believe that the best time to show love is now...Showing love is one of the greatest thing to do,at the same time the hardest.
I have also come to realize that forgiveness brings PEACE and HEALING. Thank God you took those bold steps to make peace.
Thank you for sharing and encouraging your sister's here.That's why I love "world pulse",because you always have something to ponder upon.
Love-kisses-hugs

Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

Hello Sarah,

Thank you!

Yes! And, so it seems:-) It can be if we weren't taught to show love.

Yes, on forgiveness. Totally.

You're welcome!

Agreed:-)

XX

Vanora.Lee
Apr 12
Apr 12

Thanks for your story. I am also the youngest in my home and always neglected most of the times, like most others else where. It's really huge relief for yourself forgiving the past and pains been with you for so long, and not only reconnect but also re-establish the relationship that most valuable to your life especially so much unknowingly ahead during pandemic. So much to learn from you indeed. Stay safe, healthly and more importantly happiness.

Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

You're welcome!

Thank you for validating how I feel, and also for sharing.

Yes, it is!

Thank you!

You, too!

Antonia Bih
Apr 23
Apr 23

Amazing Jill.
Of course you are a great writer. Nice reading and it makes me see more reasons to always create time for the moments and the ones that Make me what I am and hoping to be.
You inspire always. Keep inspiring.
Stay safe

Jill Langhus
Apr 24
Apr 24

Hello Antonia,

Aw, thank you:-) I'm glad I inspired you, and that I do inspire you:-) Great to hear!

Thanks for the encouragement, and for reading!

You, too!

XX

Chi8629
Apr 26
Apr 26

Hello Gorgeous Jill Langhus,
Thank you for sharing ,
You are so amazing and sweet .
Please stay safe and happy .
Much love .

Jill Langhus
Apr 27
Apr 27

Hello Love,

You're very welcome:-) So, are you!!!

You, too!

XX

Tania Kamaleu
Apr 26
Apr 26

very nice story ... Most of all can relate to parts if not all of your story
I am happy that you are happy... Thanks
Stay safe

Jill Langhus
Apr 27
Apr 27

Aw, thanks! Glad to hear it:-)

You, too, dear!

XX

Paulina Nayra
Apr 26
Apr 26

Dear Jill,
I heard you loud and clear. You reminded me to talk with my father. I am saying this with an ache coz I never had the chance to have a heart to heart talk with my dad since I did not grow up with him. I don't even know how. Perhaps he feel the same. This time of COVID is a good chance to say hello and visit often. On the contrary, the lockdown is prohibitive. I am happy for you. And I truly agree 100% with you that our World Pulse tribe is giving us courage and inspiration to be who we are, happy or sad, in triumph and loss. See you around. Hugggs.

Jill Langhus
Apr 27
Apr 27

Hello Paulina,

How are you and your family doing, dear? Thanks for reading my story.

Oh, dear:-( Yes, I can hear the weight this is having on you. Have you tried writing a letter first. It's easier to write a letter because the words become automatic and the beauty is you don't have to even mail it, but the exercise of writing that letter, expressing and validating your feelings can be extremely powerful. I highly recommend it, if you haven't done anything like it. I would love to know if you do it, how it goes:-) And then if you do that, chances are you'll know in your gut what the best, next step is, i.e, whether to tell him how you feel, to mail the letter, or if you're good where you're at without doing either.

Yes, World Pulse does!

XX

Paulina Nayra
Apr 29
Apr 29

Hi Jill.. I haven't thought of that - writing a letter. Thanks for suggesting this. Will do when am ready. My dad lives in the next city. I get to visit him sometimes. I will after the general community quarantine.
Hugggs.

Jill Langhus
May 01
May 01

Hello Paulina,

Yes, it can be very therapeutic. You're welcome.

Good luck, dear.

XX

Hina Jillani
Apr 26
Apr 26

Dear Jill
Your story really touch my heart. The way you write it is fantastic. It is one the best story i read in world plus.
Bless you
Stay safe and happy

Jill Langhus
Apr 27
Apr 27

Hello Hina,

Oh, wow! What a wonderful compliment! I truly appreciate it! It means a lot to me that you've said this:-)

I'm glad it resonated for you. Thanks for sharing:-)

You, too, dear!

XX

Chinyere Kalu
May 06
May 06

Good to know you have experienced the good in the bad.
So glad you had the opportunity to be with your dad.
There is truly good in every bad situation.
Am happy you found this.

Jill Langhus
May 06
May 06

Hello Chy,

Yes! Thank you, and thanks for reading:-)

Chinyere Kalu
May 06
May 06

Thanks Sis! Hope you are keeping safe.

Jill Langhus
May 08
May 08

Yes, dear. Thank you! I hope you're safe, too!? XX