Instead of thinking about what you can't do, does any of you think about what you can do and feel blessed of that? Those anybody appreciate life? I know we have days that can be very hard, but.............
I often read: I miss my old life, that is in the passed, what about today? Yes, I miss working and be able to do things, but I don't let that consume my life today. Any comments, thoughts?
Found this on FB and now I have it posted all over the house. I also have it memorized.
Some days are better, some days are worse. Look for the blessing, instead of the curse.
Be positive, stay strong, and get enough rest. You can't do it all, but you can do your best.
I used to be an advanced scuba diver, now I play a guitar, not very well, but well enough to feel good about it. Just find something that feels good, and do it!!
Well, I am trying to be positive and hopeful. We are fortunate to both have good pensions. My point was really about taking time from work has made a difference in my health. I have been pushing myself for too long. I work in a care giving field with people, carry heavy things, and have to travel all over and sit for too long. My only point was that even reducing this to half time through dick leave has made a difference so being off full time will be even more so. I am a warrior and have always pushed myself, I also have RA and never took time for that even when my hands were so sore I could hardly hold my own baby and walked upstairs and downstairs sideways slowly in severe pain, but always kept going like a fool. Then this Fibro. Is on top of that. I am thankful to be able to retire that is all.
Yes, every day or near every day. I refuse to give in. I can still do things. I ysed to be able to go get firewood helping to carry 300lb logs. I would chop up the woid and stack it and continue on. Now, I can do lighter loads but I rest between and after. yes, I do hurt, I know this isnt the end of the road. Years of positive thinking, Dr. Wayne and Louise L. Hay have helped me a great deal with knowing the power of intention. Just don't give up.
So true, count our blessings not our shortcoming. Think how we can serve those less fortunate and help them. Example seek to find a way so help our service military away from home for the holidays or those in rehab or nursing homes, the homeless, help in a soup kitchen or shelter for homeless. Or write letters for servicemen who can't write themselves, they would be glad to dictate a letter to a loved one. So many ways we can be useful to others. OR those that can sew, make items for preemie babies, or knit or crochet then sell them online or in hospital gift shops, specialty shops,come on put your thinking caps on, I thought of all these as I am writing. Have fun ladies!
I have always been a positive energy person. My parents raised 4 children and we were never allowed to feel sorry for ourselves. We were taught to appreciate what we did have, that others did not. So as an adult here I am, Fibro, Type 1 Diabetes, Paralyzed stomach, Over Weight (the list could go on), but I am blessed to have a good husband, to have raised my boys to be good men, to live in one of the greatest countries in the world.....I focus on that.