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.
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.
Many of us have been diagnosed with ODD. The rest of the population needs to be. Personally I take pride in the ODD diagnosis. I love being odd, different, simply just me. I also love that all of you have the ODD diagnosis as well.
Feeling the yuck of our unhappiness can allow us to see pain in others. We have experienced what it feels like to be unhappy, we know our own pain. As we are in the midst of unhappiness, use it for good, see others pain. As we start to see it in others we can move…Read more »
So much talking and so little understanding. A famous proverb reminds us, “Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions.” Don’t we already hear the “fool” in others? Everyone has an opinion about EVERYTHING. The oddest part is that everyone is talking so much that few want any true understanding. Here…Read more »
Had the trauma of such complete abandonment not happened, I would not be where I am today. Had the closest people in my life not entirely walked away I could not have had the space to find my own solutions without nonsensical input, keeping me in ill health. Had I not kept fighting through it…Read more »
What do you think a lady should look like? “Be a lady they said” is by an unknown author. It says it perfectly. What have we done to ourselves and let others do to us in our beliefs? What happened to just being ourselves without this nutty thinking and behavior?
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.
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.