As for me...
Thanks for the messages and emails
asking if/when I am going to post
my story of Invisible Illness.
At some point I will share mine
and the post that J wrote.
I just need to finish writing my story.
A few weeks ago I wrote about
my friend Phil and the privilege
I had to walk along side of him
during his illness.
There were a lot of things I hadn't thought
about in a long time.
Writing about Phil brought back so many memories.
And a lot of emotion.
After writing this post, I immediately began
working on Invisible/Chronic Illness Awareness Week.
Reading and editing the individual stories and pictures to be shared,
promoting these posts on different social media sites,
supporting the posts being shared on other blogs,
and checking in with the Invisible Illness site to
support the posts being highlighted there!
Along the way, I was writing my story.
And then I just stopped writing.
All of a sudden everything just seemed very heavy.
I felt as if I was carrying every story shared in my heart.
So many people suffering with chronic illness.
One main factor seemed to resonate
within the majority of shared words.
Lack of support.
Families, spouses, partners, children, friends, employers..
Lack of understanding.
Of having no empathy towards those dealing with illness
on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis.
There was so much sadness written about this aspect of
living with chronic illness.
Sometimes, in order to save your own heart,
you just have to step forward and
leave some things behind for a while.
And because my mind and heart needed a break,
that is exactly what I have done.
I was just all out of what I was supposed to
be able to give while writing my story.
So, as for me, my story will be shared soon.
~ ~ ~
Each day we all need a little *happy*
in the hours we walk through.
I always try to share my happiness with you
in the form of the silly antics of my pups and kitties.
So here are some slices of happiness that the last few
days have given to me!
Always remember that
sometimes our heart and mind need a little break,
and we need to heed that internal feeling!
And then feed our soul with what makes us happy.
In my case, a little critter happiness does it every time.