Linking up with Tuesdays@Ten today....also with Wedded Wednesday.
A few personal notes. Having a bit of a difficult day, so all the more reason to write from the heart. So today, I will.
This I believe...
That life, even in pain, is still worthwhile, and still means something. The horizon may be close, but that does NOT obviate my obligation to do the best I can, every day. Indeed, it sharpens the requirement. With only a few arrows left, every one had better hit its mark.
That people are basically good, and that if one gives them the chance, they'll offer more help than you'd ever believed possible. They're waiting, yearning to link arms with you...and you've just got to step out from behind the static wall of pride, and walk forward with them.
That we make our own choices every day, that affect our lives more than we know. A short nap can turn into a day slept away; the decision to get up, even when tired and in pain, can lead to accomplishments that make the day into a success, rather than a loss.
That cheap cigars have their place, in controlling pain and nausea, and in making me take a few minutes out of the day to appreciate a good book, or part of a DVD. They make me take a break from writing (don't want ash in the keyboard) to consider others' viewpoints, and their ways of expressing them.
That the will to overcome is the requirement for healing, and that healing does not necessarily mean you don't die. You may just die healed.
That love truly transcends time, space and relativity. This isn't my idea; it comes from the awesome sci-fi film "Interstellar".
That God 's love for me does not mean He's going to make me well, but that it does mean He'll give me what I need to make it through the next day, the next hour, or the next moment.
Time to hit 'publish'; going down hard, I think.
But I will be back.