Gentle greetings dear friends old and new,
I was thinking yesterday about all the things I love. I think a lot, giggle, hey I have the time! The things I love doing as this new me. Tho I have had fibro for quite a few years I realize there is so much of my life I would not be experiencing if I had stayed healthy.
I love rain. I can go play in it whenever I want.
I love all seasons. I have time to really watch them.
I love time with family and friends. They are so gentle now.
I love being so connected to my body. I can help her better this way.
I love painting and carving and creating and gardening. I have time to do it.
Flowers delight me. People fascinate me. The body human blows my mind!
So I was thinking, what do you love? What brings you joy in every day?
We get so lost in the quagmire of our bodies health I think we often overlook the silver linings in life. So here I am asking you all, what brings you peace, joy, fulfillment, laughter?
I read this and realize I barely touched the tip of what I feel. I am happy I live as I am and have all you wonderful people to share time with.
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Seeing my little boys (ages 1 and 3) smiling and playing makes everything else seem very far away and knowing I was able to do something that caused the smile is wonderful because I have a hard time getting down on the floor to play with them but I try to a few nights every week. They make everything I do worthwhile, like my crappy job and doctor appointments, are to keep me going for them.
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Excellent thread Blue, the more we focus on the positive aspects of our lives the better and less pain we all feel..Happiness is a much more feel good thing than misery...and who wants to have frown lines?? xoxo
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Thank you so much for starting this thread, blue. It is very important to remember this kind of thing, and that there is plenty to be thankful for even when you feel like you're at the bottom of the pit. I've been thinking a lot about this lately too. So here's my list:
My son - the way he laughs when he thinks something is really really funny, how he likes to tickle me out of the blue, and how it feels when he wraps his arms around my neck, pats my back with his little hand and says "aww, mommy." <3
My boyfriend - how he listens without judging, picks up my slack without complaining, and still has enough energy to let me know he loves me every day.
My mom - her advice, her words of comfort, her unwavering support.
My garden - the miracle of planting a tiny seed and watch it grow into a living thing that will provide food for my family later this year
The sound of my wind chimes on my front porch
Cool wet grass on a summer evening, when the fireflies are beginning to come out to dance
Life itself - sometimes the beauty of life just overwhelms me, fills me with joy and makes me want to sing
Giving love to others - I have plenty of it to go around, and when you spread it to others it multiplies. Even if it's something small, I try to do one thoughtful thing for someone else every day. It's especially fulfilling for me when that someone is a stranger. You never know how your actions can change that person's day
That's my list as of right now, I'm sure I'll think of plenty more things later.
Psalm 71:14 - But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.
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thank you all for your replies.
i very much enjoyed reading each one. i see a common thread in your replies. it is the little things we love that bring us joy.
there is always a reason to smile and giggle and be delighted we are here, alive and aware. thank you so very much for sharing.
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My wonderful, supportive husband of 30+ years.
My beautiful 4 children, three are grown and have turned into lovely talented young women!
My beautiful grandson!
My three dachshunds who make me smile and love to cuddle!
All my wonderful friends!
My job which pays the bills
And anything else I may have forgotten!
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There are many things that bring me joy and many things I love. These are but a few.
My beautiful grandsons
My wonderful Children
The Love of my family
My puppy sleeping curled up on the sofa
The color red
The sweet sound of my grandsons voice when they call me
The sounds of Laughter
This was a great idea Blue, it makes you realize how many wonderful things are in our lives everyday.
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Blue and Glojer, seriously, Walmart is the only store in town. We live in a little bit of heaven, but stores are not abundant here. If we want something special, we have to truck to Grand Junction which is an hour away. But that's okay, wouldn't have it any other way.
Kirstee, My great aunt and uncle lived in Grand Junction Colorado. That was a long time ago. I have pictures of my grandparents visiting them and how beautiful the scenery was. Hard to believe it is the big city you need to go to, I always thought it was such a remote area the way they described it when I was a little girl.
Hey Glojer, so you have grandfolks from Grand Junction! It is a quirky town that started out with one thought and meandered here and there as the population grew. It is still not a large city, but it does have a mall, major retail outlets such as Best Buy, Home depot, etc. The folks from Moab, Utah come into GJ to shop as well since they are pretty remote from anything there (just like Montrose and all the small towns south
of us). I'm sure GJ is a different picture than your grandparents enjoyed.
Neveragain, you are right. I should add my schnoodle to the list, I got her when Braveman was recovering from his traumatic illness so he would have something to think about and take care of and occupy himself with. Something to take his mind off of being so weak and sick. It worked, so yes she brings me joy, because she help bring braveman back to me.
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thank you for taking the time to speak of your loves and joy. i very much enjoyed reading the brighter side of life we often forget is there. so many reasons to smile and i have smiled reading each of your notes.
peace and beauty, love and joy,
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