Gratefulness turns irritations into blessings.
I do the best I can within my limitations. My friends know that they always have someone who will listen if they come to me. I may make suggestions but I never judge. I don’t need to be any better as being myself is enough.
Right now, in this moment, all is well in my life. I have a safe home, I have the help I need and the quiet I need and migraine tablets(!). All my needs are fulfilled right now. Wow, how blessed I am!!
Wishing you all a Happy Summer Solstice as I take a moment to be grateful for living on this truly beautiful and amazing planet 🌍🌎🌏💞
Oh gosh, I hope I never lose my sense of humour. I know those who care about me and for me would miss it too.
Last September the care company that was providing my daily care went bust and ceased trading giving staff and clients just 48 hours notice. Social Services said all they could suggest was to go into a nursing home or have a daily meal delivery. A couple of the care staff were willing to do a few ad hoc calls privately for me for a while but on the Friday evening I had a call from Social Services asking me if I’d like to be taken on by a care company that was being run by a manager I kn...
Last September the care company that was providing my daily care went bust and ceased trading giving staff and clients just 48 hours notice. Social Services said all they could suggest was to go into a nursing home or have a daily meal delivery. A couple of the care staff were willing to do a few ad hoc calls privately for me for a while but on the Friday evening I had a call from Social Services asking me if I’d like to be taken on by a care company that was being run by a manager I knew from years ago. I jumped at the chance and care was put in place that weekend. I now have a lovely new team of care staff who come in twice a day to help me. There are bumps in the road here and there with times being changed at the last minute and not informing me but on the whole it’s good and I am able to stay in my own home with my elderly cat, Sophie. Two old biddies together still!
I would tell all my loved ones how much I love and have appreciated them and hug them if possible. I would eat chocolate and lie in my beloved garden watching the birds and the bees and soaking up the wonderful sights of all the flowers around me, feel the breeze on my face and wait peacefully to pass over.
I am 73 and believe that I am wiser now. Not sure my children would agree but it suits me to believe it 😂 I am definitely more patient and tolerant and have learnt how to let things just be as they are (most of the time). I laugh more than I ever used to and I have accepted my life as it is. Many of my goals were frustrated by chronic illness but I can now look back on what I have accomplished and I feel content and happy.
Watching the gawky fledgling starlings gobble up the soaked mealworms I put out for them and the sparrows collecting beakfuls to take back to their chicks still in the nest.
Watching the flowers come into bloom..
Interacting with my two granddaughters.
Tasty food and a hot cup of coffee.
To notice it. See what I can see. Hear what I can hear. Feel, taste, smell this moment before getting lost in the business of mind-things again!
Right now I am appreciating my eyesight. Yesterday I had a long overdue eye test (due to the restrictions) and I need quite a significant change in the lenses so I am looking forward to having my new glasses and seeing everything much more clearly. Meanwhile I can see a beautiful blue sky with fluffy white clouds and flowers bursting into bloom in my garden and all the lovely things I have around me that enhance my life and give me comfort.
Listen carefully. What is this anxiety really about? I breathe, slowly in , hold it and breathe slowly out again. If I a feel totally overwhelmed I cry. Crying is therapeutic and resets the nervous system.
For others, I listen to their fears and I hug them if they need it.
Yes, Drew, Br. David is still with us! He will be 96 years old on July 12th. What a blessing he is to the world for founding this wonderful website and for all the work he has done to promote peace and wellbeing🙏💖
Welcome to Gratefulness, WJ 😊
That’s beautiful, Mike. Thank you for sharing 😊
Hello Mike. Wishing you and everyone looking in a happy day 😊
Haha Mica 😄. I find computers amazing and infuriating in equal measure!
Dear Ose, You sound in so much pain right now. Do you feel able to go into more detail about what is troubling you? I send you much love and hope you can find some relief from your suffering very soon ❤️
Thank you, Holly. Your picture reminds me of my childhood home and I can remember the scent just looking at the picture 😊
That’s a good one, Holly 😆
Hi Drew. I have the not moving during sleep thing too. I wake up in exactly the same position I went to sleep in and I am stiff when I turn over. I wake up every couple of hours just to move myself. I wonder if it is something neurological as I have a neurological illness. Like you say – somehow we are still surviving!😜
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