Happy Monday Everyone! There is no card today but I did find a picture that has made me really think! The picture below says it all for me! Having heart failure and Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, I'm finding days are getting trickier and trickier! I get tired, really tired after going out for a ten minute drive. Some days my brain is foggy and forgetful and I am increasingly finding I just want to stay at home. Of course there are way more things but I won't go into them now. Some of my friends have asked me how I keep going, so positively? My answer has always been, I just do.
Now I think I have the answer! You see, I have a similar tree in my back courtyard, for the past three or more years I've been cutting my tree back and even tried poisoning it more than once! It just won't die! However, it did look a little sick through winter but now it's Spring, it is growing and healthy, showing off its new bright green leaves! GRRRR! Maybe some trees aren't meant to die! Maybe this tree in my courtyard has a real purpose! Maybe this revelation is it's purpose!
I have to remind myself that all through my life, I've been this tree, I've been cut down, poisoned emotionally, pulled, shoved and almost died from health issues. These were my seasons before new growth! I've always tried to see the blue sky (the positives) not the amount of growth I have to do (the negatives).
I truly hope this introspection encourages you, especially when your branches are broken or the wind blows you over.
But Kim, how do I do it? How do I keep growing? How can I be resilient?
You might be saying to yourself, its too hard! or I can't push through! If a weed can do it, if a little dandelion can push through tar and cement, how much more can we push through our struggles in life!
Cut off your CAN'T to a CAN!
You must get up, dust yourself off and push through (even if it's a little) and change your moment, your day, your life, your world! Look up and see the sky, don't worry about the what might happen... you'll get there, day by day!
Until next time...
You can do it!