I choose to be happy despite the cross of chronic illness. In fact, I have found I can be joyful because of my chronic illness!!
As a writer, it's a question I constantly ask myself. My aim is to ensure no one is left guessing and I reduce the risk of misunderstanding.
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
(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!
As Christmas Day fast approaches I imagine most of us, in the chronic illness community, are musing about what we want to realistically achieve over the holiday period. For those of us with chronic disease it can be an incredibly overwhelming time. Just trying to be happy for others, when your body is screaming at … Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Little “Chronic Illness” Christmas!
I’ve been indulging in Christmas Movies over the past couple of weeks. They've been the perfect distraction from my disease progression and escalating pain levels. They never used to be my thing but the more I watch, the more I fall in love with the beautiful locations they are filmed in, the Christmas scenes and … Continue reading Christmas Connections
Every now and again it’s really good to stop and take stock.The end of the year, and the lead up to Christmas, is a perfect time to let go of a few things and make some space to slow down a little.After all, it is supposed to be the season of “Comfort and Peace”, as … Continue reading Blogging Off Until 2023…But First A Look At My Writing Year In Review
Have you looked at your Calendar at the start of a month and thought to yourself, ” What on earth was I thinking. I can’t possibly do all that!” I’m sure I’m not alone in this exclamation. As I scrolled through my calendar on my phone for the month ahead, I felt physically sick. It was … Continue reading Taking Control Over My Calendar Catastrophe …Time For Some Annual Leave!