Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thinking Out of the Box

It's Saturday already! Thursday Dwain and I ran errands. Friday Adam, Lyla and I shopped for the perfect rocking chair for Lyla's 1st birthday (she likes shopping). We found a fun, stuffed chair. I had to think "out of my box" to buy a stuffed chair. All I've known is wooden rockers for kids. The more we looked, the more I realized that stuffed was the new wooden chair. We were out for 7 hours and my feet are burning and aching more than usual today. Also my hands hurt from pushing the stroller. Adam took over often, but Grandma was having fun. And you know what happens when you have too much fun. :( often do we allow ourselves to think out of the box? I've been aware that I think out of my box more since my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. I'm more aware because I've slowed down. I'm able to hear my thinking. Sometimes my thinking is clouded with fibro fog which slows me and I'm less creative out side the box. But I'm listening more. :D

I've also noticed that my "opinionated self" is softer. I believe this goes along with "out of the box." Since I'm not so "strong willed," I'm open to other ideas, thoughts.

Hey...having FM and CF has opened my world!

I'm sure we have all had these eye opening experiences since being diagnosed. Having to slow our game plan, has many benefits. We don't always think of FM or CF providing gifts. Don't you see, hear, feel more? Yes, we hurt more, but stop and think about your positive experiences.


  1. Thank you so much for this post! I have FM ... and it is a daily roller coaster. I need to start thinking more outside the box!

  2. Thank you for your creative, constructive and encouraging thoughts, we need more positive input like that!

    All the best,