Good Morning; I have told my kids for years. You need to be humble and grateful for what you have. there are so many people in this world with less resources and in worst situations. I received an email where a family member just had brain surgery and has much recovery to happen. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with a neighbor who I have not seen eye to eye on many issues. She told me her DH is able to retire. He wants to travel. She is very afraid. she is in her sixties and is afraid to enjoy life. I am grateful that I like adventure and am excited to do things. Her life is very different than mine. She wants grand children badly and her children have no interest in this any time soon. She seems so lonely and I know if she got out more she would enjoy things and have a more interesting conversations. She wants to see photos of Adrienne all the time. I have always said bc of my uncertain childhood; I do not fear unknown situations. I am carefully but I say a prayer and then go forward. The way I feel if you do not experience life, you can live a life looks out a window onto life as it goes by. have a good day!!
Good Morning; As all of you know I have been in much stress, this amount can affect you physically as well as mentally. Yesterday I gave myself a spa day. I gave myself a nice spa bath, facial and dyed my hair in my home. All of this was done with lovely music and I feel great today. I also did something that I have not done- I did my exercise on the treadmill barefoot. My feet are a little sore but I want to strengthen my feet. My DS told me that if you want to strengthen your feet exercise barefoot. I am very peaceful this morning. Life is good! Look into the mirror and say " I love myself unconditionally." Have a good day!! Get some exercise in today!!
Good afternoon; Been busy this morning. I just took some time to get the blog done.
Did any one watch Hemingway and Gellhorn on HBO last night. I recorded it so watched it today. It is marvelous. I like books and movies with strong women roles.
DS is still working with doctors and the medications. It is very confusing. It seems no one actually understands the sides effects. One drug can produce side effects - he just does not like the way it makes him feel. I am hoping there is an end to this situation within a short time. It is very frustrated for him and us all.
I am about to go and exercise. I am trying very hard to get back to my routine and take one day at a time. Life is complicated but it is the only life I have and I am going to do the very best I can to stay on my program and continue to exercise with portion control. Every one have a good day!!
Gardeners consider the sunlight and soil conditions each plant needs to thrive. A gardener's work begins with designing the garden, preparing the soil, and planting the seeds. Watering, weeding and thinning the crop are necessary. Gardening involves proper preparation and continual care.
The desires of my heart are like seeds. They respond to careful planning and nurturing, and they manifest in their own time. Just as a gardener knows not to disturb germinating seeds to check their progress, I learn to be patient and not worry as my life unfolds. I trust that God is ever-present. My desires will bear fruit in time, and all is well.
Had a good weekend even though it was complicated. At one time, a weekend like this would be have wrecked me for a week or so. I have moved on and just let go. DS is doing much better. DH was out of sorts but we talked last night. It is the job situation. We put a plan in place.
All company is leaving today and I will have time to do what I want which includes peace and quiet which I enjoy.
Good Morning; If you follow this blog, you know I have had constant stress this year so far. Another back surgery for my DS in January, MIL severe health issues, DD a severe pregnancy problems- DS going through withdrawal from pain meds that doctors gave him during his recovery from two back surgeries. I have been the main care taker for all these situations and it is not even June 1. My secret of my strength is my high power through Overeaters Anonymous. This program I have taken advantage of and taken for granted to be there for me. It has for nearly 40 years. I have not always followed it but I am back this year. I hit rock bottom and had to surrender to my high power bc I needed support and no person could fulfill my needs bc of so much stress fatigue. I asked for help and it was there. I am not bragging or telling any one to get some kind of glory bc my journey is still going but I am not stressed like I was and burdened. I used to rely on my family and others but they are not always there when needed. I had to reach future to my higher power and this has taken away my resentment. I am back home and will get back on my routine. Right now I am listening to a phone meeting and it is very calming. Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating. For today I am calm and at peace. Have a good day. I use this blog, OA phone meeting and literature or I would have been buried from all the stress this year.
Every one has to find a way to succeed. I knew all the stress was killing me but it would not let up so I had to surrender to my higher power for relief. I did not do it alone. Have a good day!! I feel great and peaceful. I wrote this today bc people are praising me for being strong. I am strong but it bc I asked for help. I am handling things one day at a time. What a change bc I was drowning with the burden of all this stress. Get some movement in this weekend!!