My medical care team has finally hammered it into my head that I am near the end of my rope. Not only is my body yelling that, but my mind and emotions are also rebelling. Figuring out how to make a change is difficult. Yet it is something that I am admitting now (with reluctance) that it is something that I must do.
Being worn out and drained seems awful. However, there are some benefits and things to be thankful for even in this situation. Here are a few of them:
777. Raw emotions – These are painful, yes, but they can help you to get to the bottom of things much quicker.
778. Realizing your limits – What a hard lesson it is to learn, but one that most of us must go through before we believe it.
779. Deeper gratitude for little moments of peace – Just standing for a few seconds in the sun or breathing in and out five times brings me so much joy.
780. Being forced to say “No” – You just cannot do it all especially when you are trying to balance a million other things at the same time.
781. True friends – They will care for you and worry but not give up no matter your crazy schedule.
782. Setting priorities – Learning what is most important is difficult. Being overly busy forces you to do it.
783. Longing for deeper things – Just being and silence are things that I want so bad. I did not realize how important they were until now.
784. Tears and laughter – They will come; they just will.
785. Forced to care for ourselves – If we neglect our health while pushing so fast, we will collapse.
786. Cherishing each little gift – My kitty’s soft fur, the grass’ cool dampness, the friend’s cheery greeting – all of it makes such a strong impact on me now.
787. Learning not to do this again – Or at least, no time soon.
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