I sure have been encouraged by reading what everyone shared, and I find myself wanting to respond…so here goes…
WOW! What you shared are very practical and powerful things that truly do help. Four things that you communicated so well that make all the difference in the world. Thank you so much!!!
I hope you don't mind that I have copied your post and shared it with some other people…along with the link. (I did give you credit.)
I am so impressed by your "replacement attitude…living right now because now is what I have". Yeah, like that song says, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." I really like that song and that truth! Life is just too precious not to live it.
Your post made me chuckle and downright LOL.. I like the way you write. OMGoodness…what freedom you have to share, be
open, and honest.
You share, "I know I'm allowed to be less than perfect" well, I do know what you're saying…and the last time I looked…ain't no person perfect. Ain't that gooooood! Oh, yeah! We can relax and be who we are!
Wallow then "pull up your big person panties…" now I really do like that. I got a good endorfun fix. My husband just looked at me and asked me why I have that big grin on my face and keep laughing (and that's the truth!). I told him what you said!
I admit, I aint black but I do have some strange humor that most people just don't get. Seriously. I can be watching a movie, and I'm the only one laughing (that's kinda weird when it happens in a movie theatre) or I'm the only one not laughing, I even have some death jokes…but I mostly keep them to myself (I guess you got more friends than me, LOL). OK so here is one (although I really did feel this way)…let me know if you get if…if not that's ok I got my big girl panties on.
There were times when I was so sick with LD that I was afraid I was going to die, later when I got so sick, was in bed and could hardly move, I was afraid I wasn't going to die. Ar ar ar ar ar ar LOL!
If nobody else laughs at that…it's OK…I just laughed a whole bunch for all of us plus I got my….well, you know…on...
God…I don't know where I'd be without Him…and that is no joke!
Hippie Hiker Chick,
Each of the things you shared that you're doing is HUGE…You are so disciplined and you don't settle. I mean…diet changes!! And you don't only cook beautiful healthy dishes but you dress it up a bit!! Canning tomatoes!! Huh, I've never canned anything!! Zen happy sounds good.
When I get cravings…well, we won't talk about
what I do…let's just say I needed your advice.
Your last comment, "Not being a perfectionist"…and to think at one time I really thought there was such a thing. LOL
Sure can see your heart…and I appreciate what you shared. The things you've done FOR YOU for YOUR HEALTH really are life changing…for the good. You are so worth it!
That is amazing your beers being cut to one a month. I'm impressed! And eliminating stressful relationships. You'd think family would be the ones to understand the most, but it doesn't always work that way. Important we take care of ourselves.
You are far from weak…I'd say you are a very strong person…and in the midst of it all you've even become more compassionate. That's Amazing! And God's Amazing Grace is upon you.
I, too, find great comfort in God.
Attitude sure makes a difference for me. Thanks for emphasizing that. Each day we wake we get to choose our attitude…and sometimes right in the middle of the day we get that opportunity too…(Yahoo or Yikes depending)
When you were at the crossroads of positive/negative…healthy emotions/unhealthy emotions….etc….I commend you for choosing the path that led in the right direction…positive, relaxing, hopeful path that leads to healing.
Choosing THAT path may not always be easy…but it sure does a body, mind, and spirit good! Peace.
I have been reading this thread and looking forward to responding…I thought I'd be able to tonight…was glad to see you'd posted. I always enjoy reading what you have to share. You are a wealth of information and a positive ray of hope on HealingWell.
As I think of you laying in bed sick and crocheting Angels as Christmas Ornaments…that is surely thinking of others. I look back on my days on abx and in bed I just slept…you have some strong gumption girl. You do have "mighty big girl panties"! LOL
Thanks for asking about
Gary. He had an exceptionally good day today. When we were in Florida visiting family he had some of his best days ever. And it sure was a good thing because our son had us going…and going…and going…It was lots of fun. He'll be posting on his thread sooner or later…he's been playing catch up...
I agree it is important to do positive things for oneself. Isn't it strange that people who are compassionate will often be kind to others who are sick and yet when they get sick they don't always show the same kindness.
Whew, can't believe the time…well, that was fun…friends, there is only one of you…and you are very special!!! I'm with Deejavu, be kind to yourself!
Love, laugh, live and give…something you all do very well!
PS: What else? Well, I have something else to share but it's past my bedtime now. "Getting/taking/having your life back...what have you done?
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