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Challenge: Blog a day for 7 days...Day 2

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 2 of my blog challenge begins with back spasms...while no fun it is part of the body that I live in and my diagnosis of fibromyalgia. When I get up and find that this is the plan for the day I head to my patio and visit my hot tub. I have done this many times before but this morning I received a special gift during my time in the tub...Sitting in the tub while my back spasmed and hot steam surrounded me and heat worked it's wonders on my muscles I was surrounded by a winter wonderland. It had snowed over night and white icicles covered the back yard. As I sat quietly in the warmth snow flakes began to lightly fall all around me and comfortably under our patio cover I enjoyed the marvelous beauty! I realized at that moment that I was truly blessed and my view of the day which started with understandable frustration at pain "AGAIN" and found me definitely a bit irritable was changed. I began to thank my God for the beauty of this moment...the warmth of my hot tub, the beautiful snowflakes falling all around me, the provision of a comfortable home, the love of my dh and his support of me, and the truth that even in pain I have so much to be thankful for!!! The quote in yesterdays blog..."There's a crack in everything...that's how the light gets in." became even more real to me. One of my cracks is the pain of leaves me often feeling broken...but today...this day... in this moment of snowflakes surrounding me while I sat in my hot tub in pain...the light came in and gave me a glimpse of something blessings....and that was very special. Smiles Barb

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FUNFROG79 1/16/2012 8:28AM

    Hope your back feels better soon!

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IMIN2GENES 1/15/2012 9:42PM

    Special indeed! Barb, you are an inspiration. So sorry you were in pain; but I'm so glad you had such a wonderful moment despite the pain!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/15/2012 8:41PM

    You shared a beautiful blog and you deserve a big HUG!

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LINDAF49 1/15/2012 8:32PM

    Oh Barb, Your blog is beautiful because it shows your beautiful spirit. I can so relate to the beauty of the snow and so thankful you have your water therapy right there at home with you. God bless - keep on blogging.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/15/2012 8:11PM

    I hope your back feels better soon. Isn't amazing how something that is a bother often lights the way to something beautiful?

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/15/2012 7:39PM

    I understand getting up and going in the mornings is one of the most difficult tasks people with fibromyalgia have. Glad you are finding the secret to making the day start a little better and that God blessed your spirit with such a spectacular sight. I love these God moments that sidetrack us into righteousness and greatness. Thanks for your motivation and inspiration today.

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NEWMAC2011 1/15/2012 7:35PM

    What a beautiful blog! I can just picture how peaceful your wonderland was. Hope you find yourself mostly painfree.

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TERESA159 1/15/2012 7:01PM

    Very nice! I can picture peaceful.
I love your attitude about your pain, you don't let it derail you or be an excuse to be a couch potato. Hooray for you!

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ZUMBAGIRL6 1/15/2012 5:55PM

  Sorry about the pain. Hope your back feels better soon!

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CANDOK1260 1/15/2012 5:53PM

    emoticon for the fibromyalgia but find your attuide wonderful

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4MRSDAND123 1/15/2012 5:45PM

    Sounds beautiful. Hope your back feels better soon.

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WENDYWITKOSKI 1/15/2012 5:17PM

    You must be a very special person to notice, enjoy appreciate the lovely snowy moment!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/15/2012 5:13PM

    Sorry for your pain, it is good to know you have a great type of therapy for it. How beautiful your winter wonderland sounds! Hope your back feels better soon.

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