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So Far Not So Good

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Well, just like many people I started 2011 with high hopes that THIS year will be better than the previous years. I made my resolutions and rang in the new year with high expectations. Then real life set in and the walls of my hopes and expectations came tumbling down as fast as Jack and Jill down the hill.

I started the new year with a weird throat infection that no one knows what is was. I found out I need surgery on a cyst on my pinky finger. My aunt made her annual January trip to the hospital. I am having severe stomach issues, and have to wait until February to start the whole process of finding out what is wrong. All this in just the first 2 weeks of 2011.

So what am I to do? Well, I could lock myself in my room and never come out. I could get grumpy and give into the disasters. I could forget all that I resolved to do this 2011. I could live in fear that my illnesses will get worse and my test results will lead to more heartbreak. I could give up on the house renovations and literally let the ceilings come down on me. I also could be afraid for my family’s health and give into my fear of being alone.

Well, unfortunately for the stress fairy I have a weapon to combat all that is thrown at me. It is something inexpensive that everyone can get. It is called HOPE! I am not going to give into the negativity and darkness that seems to surround me like smog in a big city. Sure I have my pity party days, but in the end that doesn’t do anyone any good. Not myself and defiantly not my family. So, I will chug along and take things as they come. I firmly believe that GOD does not give us more than we can handle, even if our situations are full of despair. Within all of us is a strength that can move mountains. As long I keep faith, hope, and love alive I know things will be OK!
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    So motivational and inspiring! I pray you get well soon :)
    3756 days ago
    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

    Life is queer with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about,
    When he might have won had he stuck it out;
    Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
    You may succeed with another blow.

    Often the goal is nearer than,
    It seems to a faint and faltering man,
    Often the struggler has given up,
    When he might have captured the victor's cup,
    And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
    How close he was to the golden crown.

    Success is failure turned inside out--
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems so far,
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
    It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

    - Author unknown

    Also: Look within - be depressed, look around - be distressed, look above - be at rest.


    3765 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
    My son used to live in an Oxford house and some of the guys wrote the word HOPE in christmas lights on the roof. The letters were huge and almost filled the whole roof. It stayed lit up long after Christmas. Now everytime I see a plaque or angel with the words Hope on it I have to buy it for him. You have been given a "hard row to hoe" and I'm so glad you have hope.
    3767 days ago
    We are all here for you...hope everything turns out for you. Hope is a powerful weapon!
    3767 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    We are all here for you. Take Care.
    3767 days ago
    Good for you! I was sick last week, and I wanted to put my head under the covers and feel sorry for myself. Fortunately, the critters wouldn't leave me alone emoticon emoticon
    3767 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8603687
    I love your total transformation in this blog from negative to emoticon positive strong and with HOPE,FAITH and LOVE,things will be okay and you will be successful in 2011. emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you for sharing your positive attitude with us and your inspiring blog. emoticon of Support emoticon Diana emoticon emoticon Hope your tummy feels better soon. emoticon
    3768 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3151014
    From looking at your photos, it also appears you have another secret weapon: a dog named Hope!

    3768 days ago
    good attitude. keep it up!
    3768 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune--without the words,
    And never stops at all,

    And sweetest in the gale is heard;
    And sore must be the storm
    That could abash the little bird
    That kept so many warm.

    I've heard it in the chillest land,
    And on the strangest sea;
    Yet, never, in extremity,
    It asked a crumb of me.

    Emily Dickinson

    I will be here as will everyone else to cheer you on. Better days are ahead - I am confident.

    Hugs, Sunny

    3768 days ago
    You are so right!!

    3768 days ago
  • AMYGEM28
    be strong and remember your spark family is here for you too. hope is a powerful thing, keep your head up and your heart strong!
    3768 days ago
    emoticon you are in my thoughts today!!
    3768 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8480036
    Just take it one step at a time...Baby steps add up....and before you know it you will be taking leaps! The good news is that each day is a bright shiny new day....and each day offers endless possibilities for us to grow and move forward on our journeys! Have a joy filled day, Karen
    3768 days ago
    Stay strong and don't get down on yourself!
    3768 days ago
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