I am on a roll with the word “crazy” right now, turning it into fun productive things instead of negative destruction. I am enjoying my crazy cracks!! Even while sprawled out in public from heart failure, I am enjoying the process of growth and leaving the cracked dry desert behind.
Never in a million years would I have thought I would make this embarrassing moment public. After the embarrassment of being totally and completely vulnerable, I found a peace that I had never felt before. Growing up and through the troubles of life, I am finding a peaceful power in being vulnerable at times.
The dark stormy years of World War II has life lessons for all of us to learn and grow from. I am not talking about the military aspects nor am I talking about the morality of the war itself. I am focused on the people, the living breathing people who lived, and died, through that particular…Read more »
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad. You most likely have more wisdom than you realize. Chronic illness, pain, and trauma eat away at our confidence in knowing that we have wisdom. Is it time to dig up your wisdom?
Never in a million years would I have imagined that I could have come out the other end of this particular Christmas with such joy. I am amazed to find joy, true joy, in the simple fact that I am alive, I am willing to fight for my health, I am a real person, I…Read more »
Serving others can be a ball. Usually, we get more out of the act than the person we choose to help. Everyday life offers everyday opportunities to help another human being. While in chronic illness, keep it simple and see how far this can go.
Who in their right mind would forgive someone who has altered their lives for the worse? Certainly there are exceptions to forgiveness. Certainly a victim is not expected to forgive these unthinkable injustices. Is this unforgiving bringing peace to your life?
Daily thanks can improve our physical health. “So what” may be the first response from someone in the depths of chronic illness and trauma. The second response typically is, “yeah right.” And it usually goes downhill from there. Many have even tried it before and were unsuccessful. So how can we apply thankfulness in a…Read more »
Wisdom, in part, is taking what we learn and put it to good use for ourselves, others, and generations to come. Sorting through all the knowledge and getting to the wisdom is some of the exciting stuff of life. Growth comes as we learn to sift through the sea of information and work with wisdom.
Trust can be a scary word for those with chronic illness, pain and trauma in their lives. There are many hurts along the way that have justified our feelings. It is when those feelings no longer serve us, that we can find trust again. Trusting ourselves can be a factor in the process.