(Warning: Some images in this blog post may be confronting) My approach to any life changing event always starts with making time to stop and think. It’s crucial to be deliberate and focused when dealing with change.
Rather than expecting a perfect life filled with halcyon days, I choose to love and cherish the moments of my life where I can engage with some of the activities I enjoy.
2023 is here!A new year awaits. Will it be a good year, a difficult year, a happy year, a sad year?One thing is certain, none of us really know.As I look back over my life, every year has had highs and lows. Mostly, my life has been exciting and exhilarating. Yes, even the past 12 … Continue reading Our Tapestry Of Life – Another New Year Begins
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v 11 ( New International Version) I love this verse from the Bible. I can’t think of a better verse to read and muse on as we … Continue reading A New Year Promise…Hope In The Midst of Delight and Despair
Looks like my husband and I made it on Santa's "good list". Santa even did an early drop off with personalised Santa sacks on the 23rd December!We are however not allowed to peek inside until Christmas morning. It even says so on Santa's sack! 😇😏🥰🎅 (yes, I am connecting with my inner child for a … Continue reading A Chronic Christmas Celebration….(A Few Tips to Create Your Own Unique Festive Holiday Traditions)
(Including a Health Update) Sometimes the path ahead in life can seem a little unclear. Sometimes we are faced with a range of life choices, almost too many, which often complicate matters and require a great deal of thought….too much thought!! Sometimes we have limited choices, none of which are particularly helpful, so instead of … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do!
(An Excerpt From Chapter Three of My Book, My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope: Living with a Rare Disease) Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like, and celebrating it for everything that it is” – Mandy Hale What an insightful quote! There … Continue reading Your Ticket To A New Life…..Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like
My beautiful Dad passed away 18 months ago. The initial weeks after his passing saw me encompassed in raw grief. The kind of grief constantly creeping up on you, and opening the flood gate of tears, when you least expect it. The kind of grief where you grapple to make sense of it all. When you … Continue reading “Good Grief!”
Hi Everyone, I recently wrote a letter to the members of my support forum, Medical Musings with Friends . I wanted to apologise for being so quiet with replying to their comments on the forum, and not commenting on posts in general lately. I've managed to schedule daily segments to encourage community and discussion, but … Continue reading A Personal Letter from Sam….My Health and Life Update and an Apology.
If you constantly question your reality and worry about the future, you are not alone. Last year I was honoured to be invited to team with The Mighty to write an email newsletter, focusing on dealing with the “What If’s” of Life. I agreed in the hope my experience of living with a rare progressive disease, along … Continue reading Right Now I’m Thinking…What If?