Only when humanity cares enough, will there be less sorrow.
It’s up to us…….
Only when humanity cares enough, will there be less sorrow.
It’s up to us…….
watching the sun fade into the landscape, it leaves my world dark and still,
it is in these moments that my mind starts to question all that I think to be true
it is a time when I begin to rewrite my own story….
as the dawn arrives, I face a brand new day………and I pray,
maybe today I can make it different
a late summer storm
the rain pours down from the gray sky………..
drenching the soil surrounding me……
yet I stand in the middle of the storm, untouched
no refreshing rain reaches me,
will I ever feel its refreshing quench?
searching a dense forest,
no sunlight can reach me,
its vastness surrounds me and I cannot find my way,
I whisper his name…..
and all I can hear is my own voice calling back to me…….saying
……..where are you?
solitude, isolation, seclusion mean the state of one who is alone. solitude may imply a condition of being apart from all human beings or of being cut off by wish or circumstances from one’s usual associates.
isolation stresses detachment from others often involuntarily.
seclusion suggests a shutting away or keeping apart from others often connoting deliberate withdrawal from the world or retirement to a quiet life.
ISOLATION this is such a sad and lonely word, just pushing the sounds across your tongue sounds just……….blah.
ISOLATION is what the prison system uses to further punish those who misbehave while behind bars. It is meant to break people so they never want to do another bad thing.
Many individuals with chronic illness are living isolated lives. Isolation leads to even more unwanted side effects or exaggeration of current symptoms such as depression, anxiety, worry, loneliness and pain.
No one wants to feel lonely and too many people are scared to admit they feel alone because, simply put, in today’s world, it equals loser, or worse yet, unlovable. Obviously this is not true, but those feelings are there none-the-less.
Being chronically ill, we have already lost so much……..previous abilities to do what we loved, stamina, a good night sleep, to interact with our surrounding in a immediate and prompt way……adding loneliness into the mix is a huge slap in the face, fuel to the fire.
This world (at least here in the US) is fixated on the health, youth, independence, wealth, and “beauty” at all costs and people do not take time to slow down and go and visit a friend who is ill, let alone even know who their neighbors are…………so what can we do about this?
…….PLEASE, if you know someone in your neck of the woods who is alone, sick, lonely, can’t get out and interact with the world on a regular basis, please take 1 hour out of the next 30 days and do something about it. This simple act of kindness, multiplied by many, sends love where it needs to be, with those who can use it the most. If you are personally unable to get out of your home, send a card or a letter to someone else who is in a similar situation. Emails are nice and texts can be great too, but taking the time to send a personal note shows you took an extra step out of your day and thought of them in a very real way. Now please go……………
Thank you so very much Ana from momlifewithchiari for this tag, I am thrilled to be picked by such a dear person that I have come to call friend……and not just because we share a disorder. Please take a moment to go check out her blog.
1. What does your name mean?
I have always wanted a story to go along with my name, but alas, there is none. I am not named after anyone or any character, I guess my mom just liked the name and wanted it to be different from the original spelling and replaced the Y with an I.
But, according to the Urban Dictionary, Wendi means friend……….I’ll take that.
2. Are you scared of heights?
Oh my goodness, Yes!
3. What is your best physical feature?
I can smile through most pain and discomfort.
4. What is your favorite Music Genre?
I enjoy most types of music……..classical, 60s-present day, Indie, folk, ethnic, bluegrass, rock, and some heavy metal.
5. Are you a good cook?
I really can’t answer this question as cooking is something that I have never enjoyed doing……….my last post may give you a glimpse into whether or not you would think I am a good cook.
6. What is your favorite Ice-cream flavor?
Sugar is something that I work very hard at staying away from, but, if I had to pick one I would choose So Delicious dairy-free, coconut milk chocolate frozen dessert.
7. Do you have any allergies?
Yes, lots of them. Mostly foods and mold.
8. What is your favorite festival?
Pow-Wows. To find a Pow Wow taking place in your area click this link.
9. Which of your parents do you look like?
Great question, probably a combination of both with some grandparents’ features thrown in.
10. Who is your favorite Musician?
I would LOVE anyone who took the time to read this post to do this tag. If you choose this “challenge” I will be thrilled to put your link below……..just let me know and I will add it. Thank you so much!
what if there was no sadness?
what if there was no pain?
what if there was no sorrow?
what if there was no illness?
what if there were no struggles?
what if there was no evil?
what if there was no hunger?
what would all of that mean?
I would like to give a HUGE shout out to Amber at The World Sees Normal for giving me this nomination. I am humbled she would think of me. Please go check out her awesome blog where she touches on several chronic health issues and all the stuff that goes along with it. And I would like to apologize for taking so long to complete this, I am truly sorry!
1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog
2.) Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive this award, and write them 11 new questions
4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
Questions for me:
1. If you could pick one person in your life to switch places with so they could feel how you feel for the day, who would it be and why!?
My doctors, if you haven’t experienced it, you can’t truly understand it.
2. When you have people in your life that just can’t seem to understand you and your illness, what have you found to be the best way to explain it to them, so they understand?
I have to be honest, I have been dealing with this so long that I just don’t even try anymore. I use to, but it never worked. Then I would get upset at the person for not understanding and s/he trying to compare my issue with the time he broke his arm in the 6th grade.
3. When you have some time just for you, how do you spend that time? Do you enjoy the quiet of being alone or would you rather be with a close friend or family member?
If I am having a good day, I love to walk and think and pray. Walking is a gift I NEVER take for granted. I will go off alone but also enjoy the company of my family.
4. What is your all time favorite TV show?
I do not watch TV but do watch Netflix, Amazon Prime and some shows over the internet, so this is a little difficult for me to answer. But if I had to pick a TV show it would be The Middle. There have been a few episodes where I swore they were secretly filming my family.
5. What is your guilty pleasure?
This one is really easy for me……….I love unsweetened green iced tea from Starbucks.
6. What is the most UNBELIEVABLE thing that someone in the medical profession has said to you? And what was your response?
A neurologist told me that maybe I just needed to purchase different under clothing to relieve my symptoms………..I was so absolutely shocked that I looked at her and said……….”seriously?”
7. What is the most annoying thing to you about living with a chronic illness?
That it exists!
8. If you were able to have three wishes what would they be and why?
#1 Cure all ailments in the world – everyone would be healthy!
#2 Clean, pure drinking water everywhere on Earth – water is the source of life
#3 Peace throughout the world – let your imagination run wild of what could be accomplished
9. What is one activity in life that you loved doing, and have had to now give up due to your chronic illness? And do you feel any resentment?
Riding horses…………for years I couldn’t even look at a horse without getting tears in my eyes.
10. What blog have you enjoyed writing the most and why?
The ones I have enjoyed writing the most, and there have been several, are the ones that just flow from my mind to my hands. Writing has always been a difficult process for me and one I really have to work at. But if I have to choose one it would be the dock because as I wrote it I felt every single word, an amazing experience.
11. What is the most ridiculous comment that you have ever received on social media or as a comment on your blog?
Since I have no social media other than this blog, I have been blessed to receive only one, weird, not having anything to do with the blog comment. I am very thankful.
I received this nomination from, Positively Alyssa at FightsMSDaily. Love, love, love her super duper uplifting attitude, and her personal comments always have something kind to say to everyone. Who doesn’t need more encouragement in their day!? Please go take a look at her blog.
The questions for her nominees are:
Questions for my amazing Nominees Are:
If I could have one magical power it would be to heal others. There is just so much suffering in this world, and you don’t have to look very far to find it. I would like to be able to heal all physical and psychological ailments……………could there be a better magical power? I say not!
2. Would you prefer to live on an exotic island with beautiful beaches or in the snow-covered mountains?
On an exotic island in a small house with lots of windows facing the water so I could hear the waves hitting the sand, the cries of the seagulls, and the wind blowing through the palm trees……….it sounds heavenly and I would never want to leave. Plus all that extra vitamin D I would be soaking in would heal all my ailments!
3. What is your absolute favorite exotic animal?
A black panther………..what a majestically beautiful, elegant and mysterious animal.
4. What is your dream car?
1992 Ford Mustang LX convertible, 5.0, manual, Titanium Frost, black top, gray interior………..yea, I have thought about this car for a long time. I fell in love the first time I saw it new on a car lot all those years ago. For practicality sake, I could use a pickup truck.
5. Where is the best place you have ever traveled to?
I was blessed enough to be able to stand on the shore of Lake Michigan, alone, with no other soul in sight, as a thunder storm rolled in. I should have high tailed it back to safety, but I just couldn’t. The beauty was too great, the power too mesmerizing. I knew right then and there that nothing could be any more beautiful then what I was experiencing at that very moment……….white caps on waves, lightning streaking the sky, wind blowing the grasses, clouds swiftly moving through the sky………..I just wanted to soak up all the power and energy and beauty.
Here are my questions for my nominees:
My nominees are:
If my nominees would like to participate, great, if not, please know that you were thought of fondly!
i can’t keep up with you……………
…………do you secretly want to leave me?
i anxiously worry about the future……………………what if i don’t heal
…………will you dream about leaving me?
what if i get worse………….and i can no longer leave the house?
………..will you pray about leaving me?
what if i require even more of your time and energy………………..
……….will you desire to leave me?
what if i can no longer walk by your side…………………
……………will you hope to live a life free of me?
what if you become bored and she can do more………….
………….will you plan to leave me?
i am so thankful you have stayed this long…………..is it selfish to ask for more?
who wants to be tied down when you are physically able and free to go………………….
……………do you want to leave me?