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    Those GIs are SO thick! And so hot! It's like wrestling around with heavy blankets on!!

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      did the daily dare and Everest. and a few other punches for battleground. i also walked the dogs. Lucy had been limping for a few days. she cut the pad of her foot so i had to give her a few days before we walked. today we walked. and it was nice. and it was a good thing because there is a storm moving in.

      funny how we will use our emotions like armor. bad thing about it is: we end up trying to protect ourselves from the wrong things.

      whatever you believe about the beginning of everything or anything, one thing we have in common is this: where there is life, there is pain. physical, emotional, psychological - pain. and we work really hard to protect ourselves from the pain and then eventually we know that we can't. it is gonna hurt. so we try to protect our kids ... and then we cry because we realize that we can't. life is gonna hurt. it hurts hearts, ankles, brains, stomachs, and every other human part from the soul out.

      most of the time people are the cause of our pain. so we keep our distance. we don't let anybody in. and honestly, you can do that and motor on just fine. there will still be pain and you end up facing it alone but when the heart doesn't feel betrayed, the pain doesn't feel terminal. until it does, and then if you have cut yourself off from everyone, if you haven't found a tribe, then pain is terminal. deadly even.

      not having a community, a tribe, a family ... that increases all the things that shorten life. stress, disease, mental health issues ... all those things are worse if you don't have somebody who will just be there. it is crazy stupid hard to find that person sometimes. and the number of times you can get hurt looking for that person really is enough to make a person want to hide in a cave and never come out.

      and honestly when you find that person, there is still pain. 1,000 paper cuts or, depending on the circumstance, the death of your soul. but there is also love and joy and sunshine and beauty. you find it in smiles, and songs, and flowers, and puppies or kittens. you find it in a good margarita or a lop-sided cake made at home, imbued with love.

      if life was fair, i'd be living about 5 miles from my mother with 3 kids, 4 ex-husbands, a leaky roof, and an unstable alternator on the verge of losing my job. there is nothing fair about life and most days i thank God for that but not every day. some days i rail and scream and punch and kick and cry. and i can't imagine a day that we would ever celebrate cancer, or multiple sclerosis or diabetes, so instead i'll have to remember to celebrate the other days, the good days.

      there will still be pain but if we let love in, if we accept that love can heal our spirit even if it can't heal our body, we can smile through the tears.

      Live Well Now. Laugh Often Now. Love Much Now. Make yesterday jealous, friends.

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        Painfully honest post.

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          Fighting back tears after reading this post...

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            But pain is also what makes life great. Without sorrow how would we know joy. Without hurt how would we know relief. Without betrayal how would we know love. To realize it is bright and sunny outside we have to walk through darkness at least once and the more profound the darkness the greater the light becomes.

            The same can be said when approaching another person. Without these experience how would we know how to care for them. When a person con't connect with your situation it usually means they have just been lucky enough to never experience something that bad and you should see the joy there and thank them.

            (while this may sound bad) Pain is a joyous part of life as it shows us the ugly so that the beauty becomes even more stunning. At moments it may suck and the darkness can become overwhelming it allows that little flare of light, even if it is just a pin prick at the moment, to seem like the golden rays of the sun washing over you.

            Pain is amazing. It allows us to see beauty, become stronger, care for others, and many more things but without it we would grey, never able to truly feel.

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              so very true, Azercord. thank you very much for the perfect prologue to my post.

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                hihihi friends!

                today i did Daily Dare, Cardio Punch, Athena's Playbook D16 & Everest Challenge. those with a few extra punches equals 1,750 punches for Battleground.

                Live Well Now. Laugh Often Now. Love Much Now. Make yesterday jealous, friends.

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                  I love reading your posts. They're either encouraging or thought- provoking or both.

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                    What are these extra punches for? You e done this a few times?

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                    nvm. I figured it out

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                      thank you, Amirsh everyone is quick to post the wonderful things that happen and i love to celebrate those things with my friends and my tribe. sometimes though we need to see the bad days too so that we don't feel alone in the struggle. sometimes we need to know that somebody shares the struggle, or a struggle, whether it is wanting to throw a stapler at the boss, duct tape a child and hide them in the closet, or grab a sleeping bag and a change of clothes and just walk away. sometimes we need to know that somebody survived the struggle so that we can find hope.

                      i grab my motivation and encouragement from whatever and where ever i can find it and am happy to share. feel free to "come on in," put your feet up, stay awhile. take what you can use. share your insight. and know that you are welcome to drop in anytime.

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                        i grab my motivation and encouragement from whatever and where ever i can find it and am happy to share
                        That's amazing and some people need to learn how to do it, some are born with the ability (seems to me) I mostly avoid what I can - that is stuff that are out of my control - but it might not be the best way to handle it. Personal issues... I delay them until I can "figure out what to do with them" (like staying on my own because that's really comfortable) but I know one day I'm going to get stuck again. Right now I'm focused on learning and growing, emotionally, professionally and generally. I just walk around the end part of the quest, handling little things on the way.
                        sometimes though we need to see the bad days too so that we don't feel alone in the struggle. sometimes we need to know that somebody shares the struggle
                        absolutely!

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                          today Daily Dare, Everest D12, Athena's Playbook D17, Porter, Sucker Punch and Pack A Punch plus extra punches for Battleground

                          today was that day that i wanted to grab a backpack and walk away. too much coming at me from too many directions. i was very glad when the day was over.

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                              I'm thinking maybe we could run off together to the woods daejamurrachan and live amongst the critters & hobbits lol! Hope today is better for ya!

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                                Props to you for surviving a tough day, daejamurrachan. Best wishes for calmer winds in the days ahead.

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