"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 is so much simplicity to it yet it is full of depth and wisdom. When we live with Chronic Illness, it's very easy to … Continue reading Finding A “Peaceful Kind of Happiness” In A Chronic Illness Life.
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
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
October 6th 2014. A day I will never forget. It's the day my femur broke. (Click on the link to read about that extraordinary day) It was a life changing day. A day that would start me on a journey with a rare bone disease, so rare that even Specialists would stand and scratch their heads … Continue reading Healing Comes In Many Forms…..Even With A Broken Body
My title might suggest a study in economics but rest assured it is not where I am heading with this. The Law of Diminishing Returns Refers to a point at which the level of benefits gained is less than the amount of money or energy invested. When you live with chronic illness, over time your … Continue reading The “Chronic Illness” Law of Diminishing Returns
Every morning I wake up thinking, "Today will be a better day" Everyday, for more years than I care to count, I finish the day feeling battle weary. Every night I close my eyes to sleep, clinging to the hope that sleep will be renewing and I will wake up feeling refreshed. Every night I … Continue reading Clinging To Hope….Maybe Tomorrow Will Be Better
How many times have you jumped to a wrong conclusion about something? How many times have you inadvertently assessed a situation from the entirely wrong angle? How many times have you completely misjudged someone? Without even realising it, we all easily do this on a regular basis. Tiredness, busyness, listening to others views and opinions, … Continue reading Taking Time To Understand Others