Thursday, January 13, 2011

Word 1 of 3, Gentle

I send this post "gently" out into the world with hopes that my sharing will help others...

Gentle Collage-1/2011


This is a reminder for me to approach each day gently, I don't always listening to the cues my body is sending and I end up hurting myself by not taking a moment to stretch, get up or switch activities for a bit.  

For those of you who don't know me, I have lived with Fibromyalgia for 20 years.  Fortunately it is not a degenerative disorder, unfortunately it causes a lot of muscle pain, fatigue and depression.

But really I'm fine, my head and heart are in a great place and that my friends makes all the difference!

On to an example of an un-gentle thing I've done, is taking up gardening again(late October), after 5 years without picking up a rake, shovel or hoe and digging, raking and weeding for, let's say, 3 hours?!  I paid for that one for several weeks.   

Speaking and treating myself and others more gently.  I need to be nicer to myself, my family and friends.  And thinking gentle, quiet, peaceful thoughts can only help us all work and live together.

keyflower on clothesline

guardian angel detail

Gently yours,       

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