Although I certainly understand why many quit, I suggest never ever quitting. No, not talking about banging our heads against brick walls just so we are not quitters. Instead, I am talking about an overall general attitude of never quitting. Things do change, no matter how bad they seem at the moment.
Tag: chronic disease
Frustration is Misplaced Expectation
We walk around thinking everyone else is going to be on our side. We believe they will understand us when we explain. We assume others care. These are misplaced expectations that turn into tremendous frustration that squashes our growth. Just do you.
Cracked, Not Crazy
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.
Wisdom Wednesdays – No Tomatoes in Fruit Salad
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?
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.
Majestic Mondays remind me to look beyond the problems of today and see the majesty in today. Anyone with chronic illness knows that this is not an easy task. Without the majesty of today I would not have made it through the worse of my illness. Looking back I can see that the new beginning…Read more »