I ran across a lovely quote on Pinterest this morning as I was sipping my cappuccino.
The words are beautiful. The message strikes to the core of my very soul. I so wish to embrace everything spoken in this quote.
However, I have multiple chronic illnesses. Those illnesses led to anxiety and depression. I am not simply “disheartened” by the uncertainty of life. I am disheartened by the uncertainty of whether or not I will stay conscious the entire day.
Yet, I WANT to embrace the serenity in this inspirational quote. I want to simply “decide” to sit down and enjoy the ride.
I don’t get to “decide.” I am not the one in control. My body decides for me. Listening to my body and being smart about my day to day decisions are helping me.
Pushing myself until I fainted and collapsed because I listened to the “Just be positive” and “work through it” messages was a dangerous and stupid way to live.
So, if you’re not battling a chronic illness of any kind including a mental illness, the above quote may be for you. It’s a great one! Why worry about things we can’t change? Relax. Go with the flow. I’ve heard a lot of sayings.
They don’t work to well for me now.
If I go with the flow, someone please be downstream with a rope to drag my drowning butt to the riverbank. 😜
Have a great weekend! If you’re a mother, Happy Mother’s Day!