By Tasha (Pain Warrior Code) / 18 Comments / chronic illness, Chronic Illness Tips Gratitude is a MUST! Koffee was on to something when she wrote that song. We are surrounded by blessings, but it requires effort and reflection to recognize them during difficult times. The good news is – such a habit can benefit us in more ways than one! …
My friend, Sam, has another take on what I have been talking about in my last few blog posts.
If I take anything out of this it would be that we can’t stand still. Even if we don’t know what we want/need, we must carry on forward.
Sometimes the path ahead in life can seem a little unclear.
Sometimes we are faced with a range of life choices, almost too many, which often complicate matters and require a great deal of thought….too much thought!!
Sometimes we have limited choices, none of which are particularly helpful, so instead of moving forward we feel paralysed.
Add in chronic illness, and the restrictions often surrounding our diseases, complications are taken to a whole new level when we are faced with which path to take.
So how do we deal with forks in the road, a change of direction, a smorgasbord of opportunities?
The Cheshire Cat Approach
In Lewis Carroll’s famous novel, “Alice in Wonderland”, there is a lovely scene in the story, where Alice meets the Cheshire Cat as she comes to a fork in the road.
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go…
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I had hoped to get this out closer to the first of the year; however, getting it out at all is a significant success for me, considering how long it has been since I last posted! For several years now, I have been choosing a word to represent the year ahead. Past choices have been …