Back in blogging-land after a much needed break from writing and staring into my own little world. There were doctors’ visits and hospital waiting rooms, a very slow stroll through as well as lots of sleep and trying to lose weight before the Christmas holidays arrive. Friends came and went, and books were tossed aside after reading half a page. On a more exciting note, I ended up on www.writing.ie, the home of Irish writing online, with something I wrote about writing. Feel free to check it out here!
I finally convinced myself to stop and take stock with the words “Being this overly, mentally busy doesn’t work for me anymore,” because deep down I knew I had arrived in Klutz Central. KC, the final destination and home of being unable gathering and storing new information while having the energy levels of a sloth on Valium, really is the hometown of my bedroom.
Fatigue? Massively so… and as quiet as I was, bored I was not. The mental wheels kept on turning. Pragmatically I knew I was heading for a crash into that massive, inattentive and awful wall of near-narcolepsy. Giving myself the silent treatment never felt so good and my bed became my fortress of dreams, coffee and just… plain… old-fashioned… sleep.
Adversity is something I never give in to, and I was and still am determined and motivated to keep up the silent treatment for as long as I need to. Me writing this right now, is testament of how MSers with big fatigue issues really can get a minuscule, small bit of energy back, if only they stop pushing themselves and start listening to what their body is telling them (I am good in giving advice to people… sticking to my own is rather impossible though, but I am getting there… slowly but surely!)
So while I am once again walking slowly due to a renewed Achilles tendon inflammation, trigeminal neuralgia and serious bouts and urges of sleep, I need to keep on smiling (even though that doesn’t work very well because of the trigeminal blah blah blah!). And as it happens, I have a little bit of positivity left, so anyone in need of some… here you go!
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses,
we must plant more roses.”
“Yes We Can!”
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