Glory be to GOD
Truly IT is not Us IT is the Father in us we can’t do what we are not inpowered to do.
God’s Plan ~ Gods Story = Gods Glory
There are so many people out there struggling you know cause your one of them.
The storm rages on and on yes but in the storm there is beauty. The winds that blow allow you to glow. So around and around you go up and down to and frow.
So you know just in case anyone hasn’t said IT to you today….
You are amazing yes you the person who is reading this very message today.
Your made of star dust that took billions of years to form in time so you would be hear to read this rhyme.
We all think we will be fine in time that’s why this is all so sublime. If we were fine there would be no reason to scribe this rhyme.
Some of you need a good laugh or even take a time to soak in a bath.
Whatever you do just do you that’s what’s going to be most helpful to you.
Please be the best you we all love U2
I have been living with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme Disease for almost 2 decades. Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever said it like that before. Let me try it again…for almost 20 years, a little less than half of my life, I’ve been sick! As you can imagine, with prolonged sickness comes frustration and if I’m honest, loneliness creeps in at times.
You see, while my husband is working and the kids are in school, I spend my day at home alone. Outside of the chats with my girlfriends and catching up with family, I’m usually home in bed or on the couch pondering what to do next. To be transparent, what I’m really pondering is what CAN I do today? You see most days I am not feeling well enough to do the things I used to do or really desire to due to the various symptoms I navigate on a daily basis. I wake up each morning not really knowing what to expect or how I am going to feel. How I long for the days when I could get up and do whatever I wanted to do that day. Insert loneliness.
I think what’s really taking place is I am grieving the way my life used to be and a good friend of mine helped me realize that I would never get that life back, nor should I strive to. You see, the old Windy didn’t know she was sick and was living a life that could not continue. The old Windy had not stepped into what God had for her in order to stretch her into what God is calling her to become. Whew…that’s hard to hear at times but it’s true. If I were to go back to the way things were in the past, I would be far from who I am called to be. Even though it’s hard most days and even though I am lonely at times, I would not trade it for anything if it means getting closer to who I am created to be.
So what do I do to all day? Well I’m glad you asked!
I take lots of naps! (Naps are the best and much needed to allow my body to heal itself)
Eat (Way too much)
Read my Bible (Food for the soul)
Pray (Talk to God about all the things)
Nap some more (Ha!)
Think about ways to help others (Giveback)
Laugh at myself (When I’m not crying. Laughter is good medicine)
Check on my family and friends (I love you all)
Doctors appointments (I love my doctors too)
Oh, I’m sure I take another nap!!!!
It can be lonely living with chronic illness and I am so thankful for the people in my life (You know who you are)who help me keep my spirits up and push through and never give up. This too shall pass.
Thanks for all of your support. It means everything to me. Please be sure to check out my new podcast, “Windy’s Journey” which is now streaming on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Until next time, XO
Just a page from the introductory chapter of this book I have just started reading tonight. 'The Positive Shift' by Catherine A. Sanderson
Here's hoping it will provide scientific based strategies. I will definitely share the ones I might use on myself and for those of you who are interested in it too.
I have had some OMG moments in the last few weeks particularly yesterday midday, I had a massive meltdown...It's been a long time since I cried that way since major grief.
It was a release I probably needed.
My last post/thought got a lot of likes, and that’s amazing. I just hope that with what I will post and what I have already will hopefully help someone. If I help just ONE person, then that’s enough. I save a life.
My overall goal is to help people see that their life is definitely worth living, though it may not seem like it in that moment. You are loved. You matter. Life gets better,it won’t - can’t be hell forever, right? I noticed that if you, YOU - personally - don’t want the help it takes to get better, then you get nowhere. I was getting the help for the people around me, so I wasn’t hurting them by my being in pain, and well, that just ended up hurting me. You have to want to do the work, the therapy, the whatever, for you. It doesn’t work - not without sincerity on your part. Why would someone give you something if you don’t want it?
I’ve felt suicidal before, I’ve self-harmed a lot, and I have my own demons to deal with. But from my pain, I can inspire others. And I hope to God I do. #inspire #youmatter #Depression #Suicide
When you’re trying to balance your life and you’re feeling a bit off-balance, sometimes it can be hard to focus on the things that are going great. That’s why today we want you to focus on the things are inspiring you. It could be the sun (or the snow! or whatever the weather is like outside your window) Or maybe it’s something you read recently either here on The Mighty or elsewhere. Or perhaps your pet is your inspiration if you have one.
Let us know what is your muse in the comments below.
#MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #Disability #RareDisease #Parenting #Autism #Anxiety #Depression #PTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trauma #BipolarDisorder #AutoimmuneDisease #ChronicPain #Migraine #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Selfcare #balance #balanceyourlife #DistractMe #CheckInWithMe #Inspiration #inspire
Pessimistic / Optimistic
•Sammy learns how beneficial it can be changing negative thought patterns. It’s not about being “positive”. You can listen to what the negative thoughts are telling you without letting them overtake you. Sometimes these negative thoughts are just a way to protect you. A way of letting the vulnerable part of your heart know that: “hey, shit is scary. Hold my hand please while we walk together..”
•Optimism almost requires an Emotional support friend to keep it going, in the form of: Hope. Resilience. Strength. And most importantly, Love. Whether it’s love for yourself or love you give/receive from others. It’s a good motivator for remaining optimistic in dark times.