ink spills of life

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One of our newest additions to the family is a rescued mixed boxer, German shepherd, hound mix. He is the absolute naughtiest dog we have ever brought into our family, yet we still adore him, I mean, we all have our faults.

Recently while I was away, someone let him out of his crate and he climbed onto the dining room table and brought down a fountain pen and went to town. After he drained it of all its glory, he proceeded to walk around the house and explore to see what else he could get into……..my room, the bathroom, kitchen, family room, entryway. You are probably wondering how I knew where he had explored, well, his footprints showed me his path. The mess he made of the ink not only pooled onto the carpet where he initially devoured it, but all over his paws and he went on a journey around the house leaving his adorable calling card with every step.

I have to be honest, I just wanted to cry. Living with chronic illnesses makes normal cleaning difficult, but the thought of having to get down on my hands and knees for days on end was overwhelming. But, I reminded my self that even though it was a huge mess, it didn’t have to be cleaned up in one day, some messes are just too big to be resolved quickly.

So you are probably wondering why in the world I am sharing a story about my dog leaving ink footprints all over my house, well, it is because it’s life. We all end up with a huge black ink spot in our lives at times, our health, finances, relationships and even if the mess was created in minutes, it can take a lot more time to clean it up, remove the mess that was made, and restore it back to it’s original state, if that is even possible. We need to encourage ourselves to see that no mess is too big, it just takes time. It takes hard work, dedication to see it through the process, and to be kind to ourselves while we are taking care of it. And, the messes that are of no fault of our own take a lot more fortitude to see through to the end.

Wishing you a day with few, if any, ink spots.

living our best life – just for you

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Whether this year has felt short or extremely dragged out, 2020 is finally wrapping itself up. Like most people around the world, I take some time to not only reflect on this past year, but also take time to look ahead to the New Year. Although I am not one to set New Year’s Resolutions, I do write out some things I would like to add into my life in the coming months.

So my question for all of you amazing humans this week is, What is something you want to add into to your life in 2021?

As always, thank you so very much for taking time to answer my humble questions and taking time to read others’ comments. You guys are the best and I have learn so very much from all of you.

living your best life – the meaning

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Hello Friends, thank you for stopping by and I hope today finds you doing well.

My question of the week is a lot deeper than any other I have ever asked, but I hope it does not scare you away and keep you from taking a moment to reflect upon your response…………(drum roll please)……….

“What is the meaning of life?”

I realize this is a big one but I also know you will have amazing responses. Thank you again for your visit, it is an honor to share this time with you!

visiting the past

gray concrete post tunnel

Photo by James Wheeler on Pexels.comRevisiting the past, I find decrepit halls I should not wander.

My body instinctively pulls away, while my brain shoves me further over the stones.

The fear and sadness, as if I was a moth drawn to the light from the fires raging in hell

I lunge head first into the abyss knowing damn well once I slip, the climb out is endless

Have I not been tortured enough…..

I have I not payed enough for my sins, or worse yet, theirs…..

As I break these chains, one link at a time, may the light I see be that of peace and not pain, love not hate, safety and not fear.

And may I walk those haunted halls from one of freedom and not bondage.

hatred

blue and white hate has no home here printed signage

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When hatred wins, we all lose.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate:

only love can do that.

― Martin Luther King Jr.

 

In this world Hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law,

Ancient and inexhaustible.

– Gautama Buddha

We love because God first loved us. Whoever says, “I love God,” but hates his brother is a
liar. The one who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love the God whom
he has not seen.
– Jesus
The best among you is the one who doesn’t harm others with his tongue and hands.
– Prophet Muhammad

 

Retaliation is counter-poison and poison breeds more poison. The nectar of Love alone

can destroy the poison of hate.

– Mahatma Gandhi

 

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works.

All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

– Confucius

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
– Lao Tzu

 

I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.

– Chief Joseph
Racial prejudice, anti-Semitism, or hatred of anyone with different beliefs has no place in
the human mind or heart.
– Billy Graham

 

And where love ends, hate begins.

– Leo Tolstoy
~ sending out love and sending up prayers for everyone today and every day. 

living our best life – audio blessings

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There are many of us who are blessed to find ourselves with extra time on our hands.  So, my question for this week is, “What is a favorite audiobook, YouTube channel or podcast that you have been enjoying listening to and what makes it so special?”

` Thank you for taking the time to respond!  Wishing each of you health, safety, and blessings beyond your wildest imaginations.  

Please send me your prayer requests

 

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Starting at 12am, EDT in the United States, I will be praying, meditating and fasting for 24 hours and I would be more than happy to pray for you.

If you have a specific prayer request, please leave it in the comments.  If you do not want me to post your request, please state, and I will write it down and immediately delete it.

I will be monintoring for requests.

Sending out love, light and peace…..

~ Even though my fast is ending, it is still my pleasure to pray for you……

Merry Christmas, Happy 2020 and Thank you from the bottom on my heart

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I would like to take this moment to wish all of you amazingly wonderful people, who use part of your precious time to visit me here at SimplyChronicallyIll, a very Merry Christmas and a safe and healing New Year!

Thank you for being such supportive, kind and encouraging people that allow me to see the best that humans have to offer.  It is such an honor to be part of the WP bloggers.

I will return in February when I look forward to seeing all of you again.  Please remember to be kind to yourself and each other, this world can be a brutal place and you may be the only kindness someone experiences.

 

“Imagine what our neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.”

~ Mr. Fred Rogers

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