Hello wonderful human beings.
My question for you today is a simple one. Although I try to keep things upbeat, I have learned through a lot of trial and error that in order for me to heal to the best of my ability, I must first accept my present situation and go from there. So, my question for you today is, “What has been the most difficult thing for you to accept on your chronic journey?”
~ Thank you for stopping by to visit and your willingness to share part of your journey.
Wishing all of you who care for others a very blessed Mothers’ Day Weekend.
In the spirit of caring for others, my question for you today is, “Since becoming chronically ill, what is one of the greatest acts of kindness you have been shown?”
~ Thank you very much for taking time to stop by and comment. I deeply appreciate the sharing of ideas that takes place among this communtiy and your interactions are such a joy to participate in.
May today be kind to you. ~
Today’s question is short and sweet, “What is one thing that you have learned about yourself since you have become chronically ill?”
~ Thank you very much for stopping by, reading, and leaving a comment. Please know that sharing a small part of your world means a lot to me and others who read your reflections.
Change, such a small word with so many connotations, and a word that those of us with chronic illness can relate to on many levels. Yes, change is a part of life no matter who you are, and lately all of us have been going through at least some minimal changes in our daily lives.
My question for you this week is, “What is one way that your life has changed since the pandemic started and has this change had a positive or negative impact on your living situation?”
~ Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and and respond to this week’s question. Please know that I am praying for all of you and I wish the very best for each and every one of you.
Don’t allow your body to physically trap your mind
Your body may hold you back at times but that does not mean your mind must stay in the cage
Allow your thoughts to go free
Free to soar above the pain, confusion, and fear
Free to see yourself from an unanchored perspective
Where the beauty is abundant
crawling over the jagged rocks of life past
they puncture my thickened skin
blood dribbles from my palms
releasing anguish deep inside
my knees bleed
sending despair from my body
blood pours out as the rocks cut deeper
disenfecting my soul
As many of us around the world are in isolation, it feels very surreal to me. Even though I spend more time at home then most people, it still feels odd not to be able to freely move around my little neck-of-the-woods when I am able.
Thank goodness for the ability to connect with others through our beloved wifi. It is such a blessing to still feel close to those we are not able to spend time with.
But, I have to admit, I have always enjoyed receiving a real letter in the mail. There is something special knowing that someone took the time and energy to sit down and write out a note just for you.
So, if you feel this way too, please let me know. I would be thrilled to send you a letter, even if you live on the other side of the world. I don’t want people feeling isolated from real contact. I know a letter is not real contact but I feel it is a bit more personal than a text or a response on a post.
Please do NOT leave your address in the comment section but instead send me a message through my contact page. If you do not hear back from me in 48 hours, I did not receive you message and please try again.
Please know I care about each and everyone of you.
In light of all that is going on in the world, I decided to change directions with my question of the week. My heart and soul are craving uplifing words and I am sure I am not alone.
So, my question for all of you amazingly awesome people out there is, “What is one of your favorite quotes, sayings, verses, poems, or mantras that lifts your heart and mind when you are feeling overwhelmed?”
~ Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, please take care of yourself, and each other.
I happy to be bringing you my review of, The Chronic Pain Manual – The really, real manual to pain by Nikki Albert. This is my third in a series of six reviews I am doing to promote authors who live with chronic illnesses. You can checkout my first review here and my second one here.
I have start off this review with a confession. I had a draft almost ready to go but decided to trash it and start over. Why would I throw away a perfectly good post; because of all the craziness going on in the world at this moment.
Those of us living with chronic illnesses are on edge, worried about how this is going to affect those of us who are most vulnerable. We NEED to take time to distract ourselves from the constant bombardment of bad news. There is no better way to combat anxiety then with humor, and Nikki serves it up in this book that can be delivered straight to your door! What makes her book so refreshing is that it is written by someone who lives this life and therefore can relate on every level. This manual not only makes fun of all the ridiculousness that surrounds chronic pain, bringing you laugh out loud moments, but also the sense of feeling understood, and this is a beautiful combination.
What made reading her book so ironic is that I finished it while in a 140 degree sauna, roasting my backside off, dripping in sweat, and feeling nauseous, because hey, I have been told it was good for me………..(if you read the book, you will get the irony).
So, take a moment to check out her book on Amazon and if you can’t afford to purchase it, please ask your library to do so. This book will not disappoint those who live the life of chronic illness, and for those who don’t, it will give you a glimpse into what it is like to walk this path.
Now please head over for a visit with Nikki in her neck-of-the-woods at Brainless Blogger. Thank you.
- This book was purchased from Amazon using my own funds.
~ wendi is the author of three books and they can be viewed here
With all the stressful things going on around the world, it takes a huge toll on our minds and therefore our bodies. Those of us who live with chronic illnesses have very legitimate reasons to be concerned. But instead on dwelling on the scary, we are going to focus on one postive thing we can do today to bring about contentment, joy, relaxation, or any feeling that is the opposite from the ball of stress you may have rolling around inside you.
So, my question for today is, “What is one thing you can do this very day to allow yourself to feel at ease in the world, even for a little while?”
~ I am praying for every single one of you beautifully amazing people, now go be amazing, even if it is from the four walls of your room.
“Peace is always beautiful.” —Walt Whitman