Shadowy Reflections

by Sherry Riter in Lessons of Life


The sun will rise each morning without your permission.

People are wrapped up in their own lives and you may be just a fleeting thought that disappears as quickly as it appeared.

You may search all day for a sign of hope that things will some day be normal again, but you may not find it.

No one stays the same.

Wisdom happens while you’re living through trial and error.

Hard work, dedication and loyalty does not always mean you will come out ahead.

There is a strong possibility that even though you treat people with compassion, respect and have been attentive to their needs in the past, they will not reciprocate when you are at your lowest.

More than likely, some day, something or someone will knock you down.

It may feel impossible to stand up again once you have been tossed to the bottom.

Life offers an opportunity for living, not an experience in fairness.

When you become the shadow of yourself, it is hard to find your color again.

It is easier to give up.

The sun will set each evening without your permission.

The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Bethe77 July 26, 2011 at 4:38 am

I love this thoughts. As I have gotten older each thought you have seems to have much truth to it. Thank you for your insight and wisdom.


2 NancyJako July 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

This post really resonated with me. I had to read it a few times. I recently made a life change that NO ONE could believe, but I knew it was right for me so I wouldn't be a shadow of myself. I've been on a path of discovery – I refused to give up on being my most authentic self even if it made others uncomfortable and made them re-examine their expectations. Sometimes going against the expectations of others is so scary for them and yourself. I knew the "sun would set without my permission" so I took a chance. True friends, family and others will support you. Thank you for the beautiful words and images.


3 Sandi July 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

What a beautiful insight, what beautiful words to begin my day.


4 Stéfan Lévesque July 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm

This was a post I read a few times. Thank you for making me think. Thank you for your great writing.


5 Anonymous July 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm

This was a post I read a few times. Thank you for making me think. Thank you for your great writing.


6 Doreen August 4, 2011 at 4:40 am

Truly how I feel today!


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