Long time, no legitimate post. I'm really sorry about that--things have been a roller coaster lately with pain, emotions, and [insert assorted other symptoms here]. We just returned home last night after spending two weeks in a hotel 5.5 hours away in order to receive two consecutive weeks of various treatments at my Godsend of a doctor's office. I plan on covering those extended later, either in a post on this main blog page or on my treatment blog page (or both), but I'll briefly mention the list of therapies with which we were fortunate enough to proceed:
But like I said, more on those at a later date when I'm able to give the topic the time it deserves.
Tonight, I just wanted to share something on my mind at this late/early hour. This was initially just a jumbled, unformed, relentlessly nagging thought, but as is often the case, the more I mulled it over, the more I felt the urge to form a complete, coherent statement that communicates my thought process so I could quickly share it here. I'll be typing the thought in quote form below, and I'll also be posting an image containing the thought-as-quote on the images tab of my encouragement page at some point.
"I am not these illnesses. But these illnesses are a major part of my life right now, so I accept them for what they are and try to live my life to the best of my potential at any given moment, not in spite of them, but coexisting in harmony with them. Accepting reality and finding a way to be at peace with whatever circumstances I face does not mean I've reconciled myself to this current life forever. On the contrary, it's proven to be one of the biggest catalysts for the healing I know is yet to come."
-Copyright Becca Doss (@LymeisLame) 2015
Now, I know this thought is hardly a novel one, and I've even talked with others about this concept before, but this is the first time I've put it in these exact words. For some reason, stating the above in this particular way is making it a more tangible truth for me, and it's my hope that at least one of you may also be encouraged and/or feel this truth more fully in your life. Even if you struggle to accept the curve balls life throws at you, take heart that a hard day, month, year, decade, or [insert period of time here], does not mean you are destined to live a hard life. And even though we are all guaranteed hardships of some kind at some point in life (it's part of living in this broken world), please know that the number one best weapon you can have in your arsenal for combatting hardships is finding a way to accept, be at peace with, and find ways to maintain a positive perspective, while at the same time allowing yourself to feel the wide spectrum of emotions that come with living this life.
God bless each and every one of you,