I need a certain encouragement.
And so, being me, I run to my note cards to try to drink in the positive energy outlining every quote or saying.
A reader pointed out to me that some days, a certain quote will be your lifeline…but the next morning, you roll out of bed and face new challenges and therefore, need different words of encouragement and inspiration. Some quotes apply to you on Monday, while some quotes could apply to you on Tuesday. This is so true, and I thanked my reader for pointing this out to me!
Of course, being me, frustration was pecking away at my spirit as certain challenges arose throughout my day and I needed to find the right words to “say it for me” while allowing me to calm my spirit. The following quotes are true and humorous and I appreciate humor about the hard facts of life (having to be fake in front of others because a certain situation required it/being totally, completely, 100% crazy which SHOULD scare you because I’m happy as a crazy person).
TWO QUOTES BEST DESCRIBE ME:
Below, I have given ten quotes or sayings
that describe those who are ill and in pain, and those who are suffering constantly. We are all in different stages of chronic disease, however; and so, keeping this in mind, I challenge you to pick ONE of the quotes below that best “hits home,” or best describes you at this time.
Feel free to then copy that quote onto your own blog. Sometimes, relying on the words of others keeps us from becoming overwhelmed when we attempt to describe the physical, emotional, and psychological pain we have to endure every day.
When you pick that ONE quote that best describes you at this time in your life, I would love to know as well. How can I continue to post my tidbits and scribbles, when I am unaware of the audience I am addressing? I want to HELP with this blog – so HELP me, if you can!
Go ahead, read the words of others now and hopefully, you will find a quote or saying that means something to you at this point in your life.
“Not ☆ everything ☆
which is bad
comes to hurt us.”
– Italian Proverbs
“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain,
but for the heart to conquer it. “
~ Rabindranath Tagore
Sometimes I lie in bed,
terrified of what the next day will bring.
- More pain, more discouragement?
- Will I have any strength to believe that hope lies somewhere at the end of this tunnel? Hope that dreams, currently stowed away and collecting dust from necessity, will one day be dusted off and accomplished?
- Will I give into the temptation to give up?
A few mornings ago I awoke with these fears, especially the fear that I would not be able to get up and function like I needed to for that day. My heart was thumping loudly and I sorely wanted to pull the covers over my head and just wait for the day to end. When I finally got up, I took one step at a time: picking out my clothes, taking a shower, feeding my dog. It was, honestly, a minute-by-minute, mind-over-matter concentration to keep me from a flooding amount of anxiety.
Half-way through the day, I was still experiencing anxiety and a great desire to freak-out. But I was half-way through the day. I concentrated on the next hour, and the next, tears threatening as my brain slowly lost the small spark of power that flickered throughout the morning.
Guess what: I got through the day. The next day was better, although days such as the one described above come frequently. To my other LYMIES experiencing similar troubles as they struggle through youth and adulthood… It often is not day-by-day endurance required of us… it is hour-by-hour, or moment by moment.
Let me, however, share ONE secret that, while containing no vitamin, mineral or strictly medicinal substances, has the potential to cheer your SOUL. It does for me, although some may read the following and brush it aside as stupidity and helpless advice for those who are truly suffering (and not so long ago I would have said the exact same thing, please understand); but after nearly 14 years of experience, I know that every chronically ill person needs a “secret weapon” or a “secret” to help their soul through those dark days. Here is one of MINE:
While walking outdoors I often stare downwards towards the ground (reasons: acute sensitivity to light/no energy to hold head up/no energy to talk to those I pass) and in so doing, I come across stray pennies from time to time.
I pick up that penny, make a wish on it, and then put it on the dashboard of my car. Every time I see it, it cheers me because it has imagination sprinkled with fairy dust and a magical quality that no one else but I can understand. Though my wish may not come true, those pennies contain magic; they are carried on shooting stars to places beyond my knowledge, beyond my pain, beyond any suffering, while being tucked away as a fun and precious memory in my heart.
When passing by a fountain, I love to stop and throw a penny in as well, again sending it off with a wish and a sprinkling of fairy dust. Oh, I know magical places do not exist…
but during days that are sometimes only filled with existence and no life due to pain and chronic illness, the thought of my “magic” pennies keeps my childish spirit alive while my body ages quickly.
As chronically ill as I am these days, sometimes there are hours or days where the pain level reaches levels beyond imagination…but must be endured as best as I can. Long ago, I discovered that inspiration/encouraging quotes, written down or printed and stuck to my bathroom walls and mirror as well as bedroom walls and car dashboards.
I may not believe them when I see them. But they stick with me somehow… they bring me peace as I practice deep breathing exercises and meditation techniques I learned long ago from reading Dalai Lama books. The pain lasts…as do the quotes as I see them again and again (after all, you cannot avoid the bathroom, bedroom or car for very long).
Now, I have a blog that contains JUST quotes. I started the blog for me – so that I would see new quotes each day and go back to them whenever needed. www.bellaquotes.wordpress.com has nearly 300 entries I believe and I hope they encourage those who follow the blog. Honestly however, they encourage ME.
Here are some quotes that I wanted to share with other LYMIES and those who try, with their good hearts, to understand this illness. Having a crappy day, or DAYS, mean lots of quotes. I hope at least one encourages you as well!