Thou Shalt Not Whine

August 13, 2008 at 10:09 am (Musings...)

Living with a chronic condition creates a difficult balancing act.  On one hand, I feel like crap most of the time.  On the other hand, if I only focus on how I feel… I tend to whine, no one wants to be around me and I still feel like crap! 

If I blogged about the way I physically felt every time I put pen to paper (or keystrokes to cyberspace), none of you would want to read what I had to say, right??  I mean, if we are being honest here… 

One thing I have learned — and this is probably relevant in any situation — is that if I focus on something positive, even it is teeny, tiny, eventually my outlook will turn positive.  Sort of like (Amanda, you KNOW this one), the worse you feel, the better you make yourself look before you leave the house — the ol’ barn thing again!! 

So… I don’t have something that can be “fixed.”  I still have a tumor — just not one they want to take out and make me able to walk better.  My MS is obviously progressing.  Okay.  Deal.  How?? 

First step… fast and pray as planned today.  2…. wax my hairy mustache.  3… color the very gray strands in my hair.  4… exfoliate my skin with a sweet-smelling sugar rub.  5… smile (even though I am alone)  6… take a nap.  7…finish my chippendale clock and post pictures later.  8…find verses with the key word “praise.”  9… Meditate  10… 30 minutes on my eliptical and yoga stretches. 

NO WHINING ALLOWED!!  God IS good.  HIS grace is sufficent, his strength is made perfect in my weakness.  May you be encouraged today to move forward through whatever you are facing!!!

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