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Friday, January 13, 2012

loving it

There is something to love in every situation in which we find ourselves. I believe that's true. Especially after reading biographies and experiences of some people who have been through horrific events. Have you read "Left to Tell", or "Man's Search for Meaning" or "The Diary of Anne Frank"?
On a much smaller scale, when my legs went numb at the onset of MS, it wasn't hard to find the silver lining: My varicose veins that had previously caused so much aching and pains were no longer an issue. I couldn't feel them. Sometimes I have to remind myself to look for the thing to love in my situation. The more life I live, the easier it gets. It really, truly is possible to "come what may and love it".

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  1. You are an amazing woman.
    Have a pretty day ,

  2. I'm also inspired by reading and learning about those who have suffered far greater adversities than I have. Despite my frustrations and trials, I remind myself that each day is a gift because I am here.

  3. I have read 'Man's Search for Meaning' and 'The Diary of Anne Frank'. Both books have helped me immensely. I read Anne Frank when I was a little girl and re-read it many times. I found the other book as an adult and the cover is almost worn off from use. I often remember Mr. Frankl's words about 'attitude' and how we can choose that, and how no one can take that away from us. I was once tempted to be bitter, but his book and others helped me not to fall into that trap. Thanks so much for your wonderful posts.

  4. I believe so too! Bad things happen to good people, we can't choose that, but we can choose what to do with/about it

  5. I love that saying. It seems (for me) that whenever I am in a difficult, of unwanted situation...I immediately think of all the BAD things. Therefore, I am basically "making them come to pass"
    SO...I have to teach myself to look first for the GOOD or Positive from it all.
    why is that so hard.
    Sorry about your numb legs. I didn't know you had the onset of MS. My husbands brother has MS.
    have a wonderful day today.

    1. Wendy, your comment made me thing a quote from the book, "As A Man Thinketh". It goes like this:
      Mind is the master poser that moulds and makes
      And Man IS Mind, and evermore he takes
      The tool of thought, and shaping what he wills
      Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills.
      He thinks in secret and it comes to pass;
      Environment is but his looking glass.

      Have a great day!

  6. The silver lining :-)

    I only read The Diary of Anne Frank... a long long time ago.