You would be forgiven for thinking this is a Valentine's Day post given the title I've chosen. Please rest assured it's not. It's a continuation of my musings about acceptance being the gateway to a new life. Acceptance is not a sad resignation, it's the pathway to peace, happiness and freedom from prolonged grief. For me … Continue reading Old Loves, New Loves
How do you continue to live life to the full when your health limits everything you do? I have found two things really help me live a fulfilled life despite uncertainty, pain and disappointment
I have had my nose buried in my phone for the past three months. Well ok, it's always buried in it, but this has been excessive and it's all because I've been on a mission. Mission Impossible My mission has been to find a way to sell our home, pay off our mortgage and find … Continue reading Accepting A New Adventure…Chronic Illness Style
I have a "Now or Never" philopsophy to life that sometimes gets me into trouble. Well, let's face it....always gets me into trouble! Living with a physical progressive disability involves a lot of pain, lack of mobility and extreme fatigue every day. This kind of disease is constant. It doesn't ebb and flow with flares. … Continue reading Pushing And Pacing With A Progressive Chronic Disease….Courageous Or Stupid?
We often think of God’s plans for our life in terms of grandiose ideas. We may think the little things in our life are just not as important as the big-ticket items. In my experience, little things do matter in the big scheme of things. When I medically retired 4 years ago, despite being disabled, there … Continue reading Little Things Do Matter….Especially When Living With Chronic Illness
I would have thought that being disabled, and pretty much housebound, life would go slowly. I'd have thought each day would drag and each hour would leave me wondering how to fill my time. Ha...How Wrong Was I !! I can't believe 2018 is nearly over. What have I done with my year? What makes … Continue reading Loving “Moments” of Life
Disappointments come to us all. They are part of life. As hard as they are to endure they can make the special moments in life seem even more precious. They also often teach us valuable life lessons. Despite that knowledge, we still need to live through life's disappointments. We need to find ways to survive … Continue reading Dealing With Disease And Disappointments