I am sure I will write at least another post with this title. Maybe a book. But for now, all I will say is HOW MANY YEARS WILL IT TAKE TO FORGET YOU??I don't know. I'm not there yet. I wonder if I will ever be. *And all the obvious "you"s that could mean are … Continue reading How Many Years …
Today I have dealt with "bipolar" emotions - although I had my sort of "normal" daily things to do, the total of these things wasn't great, and I felt, as I have been feeling more and more over the last few months, that I have been slipping into something like a very deep depression. HOWEVER, … Continue reading A Sense of Purpose
I have been "watching" (my version of "watching" is more like half-listening to while doing other things) the Netflix / Japanese "reality show" "Terrace House" and I just came across some wisdom that I suppose I had overlooked while halfheartedly "watching" / listening to the show. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this … Continue reading Terrace House Wisdom
In my last long post (earlier today!) the basic "idea" I'm driving at and driving MYSELF toward is to try to be "a voice" within the "Chronic Illness Community" that is less showcase-y and less sad. There is already so much sadness and so many bad things we deal with on a daily basis - … Continue reading Succinct-ify THAT Sunday!
I have heard so many "famous" people and rich people and "spiritual teachers" say how happiness (or insert some other self-reflecting positive attribute) can be achieved by not only being happy when good things happen to you but "genuinely" being happy when good things happen to others. That "genuinely" gets me because it speaks back … Continue reading Monday “Mantra” – “BE HAPPY FOR OTHERS!” – NO!
I have realized there might be a discrepancy between how I REALLY feel about certain topics, beliefs, "institutions," &c. and between how I have conveyed said "issues" here. I mentioned in an earlier post that I want to start "clarifying" these matters one at a time because, given the very idea behind this "blog," I … Continue reading One Minor Clarification
Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you are all having a great day and a happy and healthy day wherever you are in the world! The weather here is beautiful today - it is certainly a gorgeous early fall day ... but I know the weather isn't quite as beautiful everywhere right now and my prayers … Continue reading That “Friday Feeling” – FANTASIES
Hello! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable day! If you are fortunate enough to be able to work, I also hope you had the day off as it really should be / was meant to be! Yesterday I attended church (as I have been over the last few weeks) with my friend and the … Continue reading Labor Day for Spoonies
It is Sunday. And this is a thought about which I have been intermittently thinking for a couple of months. Why not combine the two?! It makes for an important but TERSE post!The THOUGHT I have to write about today is basically the idea that you don't articulate something about which you're not thinking. I … Continue reading Sunday Thought – You Can’t Really Say You’re “Not Thinking” About Something If You Say You’re “Not Thinking” About It!
There is this little game I like to play with myself when I'm feeling down in the dumps or depressed or just very ill - for functional purposes, I will call it "If I Were Healthy." The idea is that I think back to the days before I was so sick (or, perhaps, the "pauses" … Continue reading “If I Were Healthy …”