How do you continue to live life to the full when your health limits everything you do? How do you cope with waiting for a reprieve in symptoms when the reality is, no reprieve is coming? I’m not going to say there are easy answers to these questions because there definitely are not. It’s hard. … Continue reading A Full And Fulfilled Chronic Illness Life
I love that friends, family and even neighbours often think of me and ask how I am, or say they hope I am feeling better. It lets me know that I am cared for and not forgotten, even though my disease has pretty much caused me to live the life of a recluse over recent … Continue reading Not All Stories Can Be Champagne And Roses
I have sung all my life. School Choirs, Church Choirs, solos. Music and singing have been like food and water to me. They feed my soul. Over the past few years I have longed to sing with the energy and delight I used to sing with. My bone disease, pain and constant surgeries, have left … Continue reading How Can I Keep From Singing
Memories are strange things. They can arrive when you least expect them. They can bring amazing joy or they can startle you. They can cause you to quietly reflect. You can be caught smiling for apparently no reason to others around you. You can feel melancholy. You can cry when you least expect it. Memory … Continue reading A Drive Down Memory Lane ~ An Unexpected Emotional Road Trip
"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