Pain and Strength

Pain and Strength

Are You in Chronic Pain?I am, or used to be, but it's getting better every day.  Let me open up and invite you behind the scenes to share my story of hope. I have experienced strange, chronic inflammation for several years. I actually gained twenty pounds over the years that I felt "ill".  Doctors listened to my aches, pains, and concern about my sudden weight gain, and they recommended that I lose the weight.  I kept telling my husband, "I don't feel fat, I feel poofy."  The joint pain and muscle aches sometimes overwhelmed me when I tried to exercise regularly, and the scale never budged.  I’ve spent days alarmed, scared, annoyed, and in different levels of pain with these erratic symptoms that appear out of nowhere and come and go as they please. Though I’m in a situation I’d rather not be, I’m blessed.I recognize this blessing every time I look at my symptoms from this perspective: My immune system is...
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Being Positive Doesn’t Make You Blind to Reality

Being Positive Doesn’t Make You Blind to Reality

Positive thinking is not blind positivity, nor is it magical. However, the positive perspective you bring to realistically face today's challenges or obstacles will make your journey less arduous. It might even bring some needed growth, strengthening you for tomorrow's unexpected trials as well. Cheers to keeping on your rose colored glasses!...
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No Need to Worry

No Need to Worry

I'm the first to admit it - I looked down. If you read my previous post, you know I did not keep my eyes fixed on the Sun. Yeah, that's right, I started to think doubting thoughts. But then yesterday, out in the sunshine while cleaning my pool, I caught the Sun's reflection in my sunglasses as I was looking in the depths of the water. It all came shining back at me - even if all is still on the top of the water, you never really know what's at work under the surface... Wouldn't you know it, right after I put the pool cleaning supplies away, I got the call I've been waiting for?...
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