Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wrinkles Don't Hurt!

"There is always a lot to be thankful for
if you take the time to look.
For example,
I'm sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt."
Bet you can't think of a good reason for weight gain. My Mother-in-Law told me not to worry about the weight I was gaining. She said the weight filled in any wrinkles I may have, "If you loose weight you may have wrinkles." I was so lucky to have her in my life, the lives of my children and their children. I am thankful for the best Mother-in-law.
Mother-in-Laws and Wrinkles Don't Need To Hurt
Today is a rainy day. What's to be thankful about the rain? The rain waters the grass, foliage and trees. It makes the "green" greener, flowers bloom and rivers run deeper. The sound of the rain on our roof is comforting. Rain is relaxing for me. I am thankful for the rain.
Rain Does Not Hurt
My dog Lucy provides lap therapy. She loves me unconditionally and I her. Lucy does not lick my face, she bumps it with her nose....sometimes a lot. :D She tries to protect me. She doesn't know she is only nine pounds. I'm one of her favorite people friends. She provides me with endless comic relief. I am thankful for Lucy.
Lucy Does Not Hurt
Dwain is playing his harmonica, learning a new song. Because of my proximity to him, the sounds is shrill. Fibromyalgia increases my hearing sensitivities. When I hear him play from a distance, I can appreciate his musical talent and I am thankful.
Music Does Not Hurt
I have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have pain throughout my body. I choose to live my life the best I can. Yes, I do not sleep but 1.5 hours a night. I always remember to take my sleep medication. Yes, I have IBS, but have learned how to control it. Yes, I have Restless Leg Syndrome and am fortunate not to know when I am kicking Dwain. Yes, I have hearing and visual sensitivities, but I have learned how to cope. Yes, I am always fatigued. Remembering to pace myself is an on going battle.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue DOES Hurt
So be thankful for everything you have or wished you didn't have. There is a silver lining for everything. If you choose NOT to see it and let Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue plunge you to the depth of despair, you loose.
Loosing DOES Hurt


  1. This is a great post! Very timely for me as I am really struggling today. Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of what we DO have and what does NOT hurt! Thanks:)

  2. Amen! Very well said Debbie! Indeed, we are the ones who lose if we let it win and plunge us into despair. We have to intentionally pursue thankfulness.

  3. Yes, this is not let this darn ol' stuff define us and who we are! We must try to seek out all the positive things we have going for us at all times or this can really take you over. Another great post! Thank you!

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