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Seeing things differently

When you live with a chronic disease that can wreak havoc on your schedule, it’s easy to fall into old patterns of response. It’s so much easier to cancel your plans, hide out at home and lick our wounds of not being able to participate yet again. The fear of the unknown can be debilitating to living your life fully.

A choice you can make is to try something new today. Don’t follow your old patterns of response – create a new one! Start by taking a deep breathe into the present and recognize where you are at this moment. You haven’t actually gone on that activity yet, have you? So why are you living there? Why are you fearing it? 

I’ve discovered that it’s a lot easier to live with my past experiences rather than break away. There is comfort in the patient mentality…it’s safe…we know how to be that…how to be the sick person. It’s actually scary to stop being sick believe it or not. Because THEN how do we define ourselves?

Step out today and be brave. Dare to live in the moment and see things differently. Rather than the endless mind chatter that is constantly telling you how rotten you feel, change that chatter! Tell yourself you are feeling GREAT! You are full of energy. Breathe in the light. See that light touch whatever is needed to heal inside you. Let it permeate you. 

This feeling will spread. Don’t lose heart if it only lasts a moment – rejoice in that moment of peace and well-being! With practice, those moments will double or triple or more! 

Have faith that seeing things differently will bring you to better health.


Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! I am a mixed bag all jumbled up with glitter writing a book, playing on ham radio (I'm WY7YL), being a Parrothead, making jewelry, running, reading, or running around with my camera taking pics of nature and my cats. This blog is a smattering of all of it!

13 thoughts on “Seeing things differently

  1. Ohh so true. 5 surgeries – 3 years. So ready, to be new!!! Even in the small simple words, it makes the heart not so heavy, to know a greater power if we just open up to what is possible….thank you for the reminder!!! Please keep blogging!! Xo

    1. Thanks Suzie! Yes, those reminders sure do help – that’s what I’m trying to do! Hang in there!! xoxo

  2. So you take it one day at a time and kick butt and keep going we both live with chronic pain and know the ups and downs. positve thinking helps alot. Love you and the new site Roo.

      1. I will always support all your endevors (that isn’t spelled right) thats what sisters do with alot of love and support.

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