Monday, June 13, 2011

Slow Monday - "I Will Not Be Broken"

The mind is willing but the body is way too unwilling... I went to bed last night early but sleep could not seem to happen. I do not wish to complain because I have my body and all it's working parts but I think every working part is screaming for I am not sure what reason. So today I will push on and remind myself that I am lucky to be alive.

This weekend I treated myself to a great book on disk "I Will Not Be Broken" - and my gosh why would I in the least bit be complaining.. I highly recommend this book - it is about survivors who have lost limbs to bombs, Mothers and Fathers who have lost children, ordinary folks who have beaten the odds when doctors gave them no hope. I know it sounds depressing and I admit there will be tons of tears but within those pages you will find stories of overcoming, determination, lessons on how to get there yourself and HOPE!!! I can not say enough about how this was just what this gal needed to hear.

We all can get down in the mud and feel like we can not get up but it is all up to us. It reminds us that part of the human experience is not going through life without horrible things happening to us but it is about how those hard times is what makes us who we are and let's us really look with THANKS at those good things in our lives. Even when we feel like no one can understand our pain all we have to do is reach out because there are so many who have walked where we are now and then we can also turn and reach back to help another through this difficult journey..

So for today I ask you to focus on that which you can celebrate, reach out for help if you need to, and if you can Please reach back and help up another.

Blessings and Be Well


monica said...

Grace, I am praying that you have a wonderful day! Imagine what the world would be like if we would all reach out and encourage those around us!

Hugs to you and the kids

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks so much Monica - you are my pea pod.... How are you??

MyBluePeacock said...

Tomorrow is a new WILL be better...

Thank you so much for sharing this, I too just had a "blah" day due to non-sleep last night. I'm blaming it on periomenopause...but then I'm blaming that for everything these days...I do tell myself "tomorrow WILL be better, and I'll be more productive than today" does help me.

larkspur funny farm said...

I hope all will be right with you soon MyBluePeacock. I know it is very hard when the body is doing all sorts of things and not behaving. I am sending you cool thoughts and restful nights.