Posts tagged ‘life’

March 2, 2013

#415 – Forget the Bucket List, Make a Life List

Yes, we’re all going to go at some time or another, but while we’re here, let’s make the most of it.

As someone who is a recovering worrier, I don’t need a Bucket List reminding me of my departure, regardless of how far off it may be. I’ve chosen to create a Life List, instead. After all, that’s what life is meant for – living!

Some of the things on my Life List are small and do-able, others require some planning. Money would help, too! Then there are the ones that require luck. Like winning some front row tickets to the 2013 Fleetwood Mac concert. I was going to limit it to Vancouver, but why not open up the possibility of any venue! Europe would be nice! 😉

Rob Reiner does a fantastic job of using film to share stories that are not only heart-warming, but also inspiring. Often, you’ll shed a few tears, of both laughter and sadness. The Bucket List is one of those films that reminds you to heed the callings of your heart.

What is on your Life List?

January 1, 2013

#371 – Invoking T.O.T.O.M.

Theory othe Oxygen Mask.

Just like those pre-flight instructions that go something like this: “In the unlikely event of an emergency, oxygen masks will drop. Please put your mask on before attending to your children.”

When you live with a chronic disease, it is important to look after yourself.

This means eating well, getting adequate amounts of rest and exercise. Thinking P.C. Nurturing yourself, which includes your spirit.

Minding my spirit this New Year’s Eve means that what was planned will not be, and what will be, will be. It means that my intended post will have to wait. (For a hint, please visit my new website—thank you, Kathrin!— and check out the slider on the topic of joy.)

2012 began with a pop and ended with a (belly) flop, which wouldn’t have been so bad if it had been into water!

Missteps. Slip Ups. Fall Down. Get Up.
A teeter-totter of losses and of gains
Times of triumph and of pain
Body, Mind, Heart and Soul.
Time travels, friendships grow
Laughter shared; tears flow.

Missteps. Slip Ups. Fall Down. Get Up.
Breathe out, breathe in
One foot, then another, and again
The winds of change are blowing strong
Nature soothes, friends hearken
Thoughts clarified, decisions loosely woven.

Life, like rheumatoid arthritis is mercurial. Sometimes, you’re on a teeter-totter, other times a roller-coaster. Reach out, hold on, hunker down. Pause. Breathe.

My wish for you is a heart-felt Happy New Year! May 2013 bring you more joy and less pain.

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