Freeepeace & Hunny - Original comic by txsguinan.
Will someone tell me why she's not a published writer and illustrator yet? I love this woman! If you haven't been to her journal yet, drop everything and go now!
Thank you sweetie - Hunny and I are honored to be amongst your incredible comics.
I received an email this morning from a fellow journaler who gave me some great advice about my new car, regarding preventive maintenance. I'm grateful for the tips. [thank you]
The first paragraph expressed his sympathy for all the negative stuff happening in my life lately. A bit confused, I had to read it a few times to really understand that's what he was saying. Because honestly, it never would've occurred to me to think that anything going on in my life has been negative. I've been more than blessed in the last few months - with work, friends, new car and this determination to take care of myself. I feel like the fog is lifting in so many ways. But I realize I've only been writing about the fatigue I've been experiencing. Perhaps that comes across as negative.
The point is, it all can coexist. Yes, I'm exhausted and frustrated with being sick. But yes, I see it as a blessing. There's a reason for everything. I obviously wasn't listening to my body's need to slow down. So my body [being as stubborn as I am] spoke louder. I hear now. I'm listening. I'm paying attention. If I don't listen now, my body will speak even louder - and I'm sure I won't like what it would have to say then!
Preventive maintenance is what holistic healing and wellness is about. I don't need to wait for the signs of illness before I take care of myself. I need to fill my body with healthy thoughts, food, vitamins, water, exercise and the proper rest, every day so that I can last over 150,000 miles without needing to rebuildmy engine.
So friends, I appreciate your love and support - truly! But please don't feel sorry for me. Many of you have shared your experiences with mono from your past - and perhaps that's where the sympathy comes from. [and I agree, it's a drag!] But I couldn't feel more blessed in this moment, for the opportunity to love life and appreciate the beauty of spirit.
Having mono has given me a 'reason' to take care of myself. When I'm through this, I hope I'll have gained the skills to take the same care of myself - replacing the word mono with self-love.