Finding Glimmers in the Soot
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
It has been a very problematic and trial filled last several months for me, especially as my sinus infection continues to linger into the end of its fourth month. There have been numerous other issues that have also made things complicated, not the least of which was dealing with my beautiful Shadow's illness (which ended with her passing in her sleep sometime yesterday). Illnesses and other maladies make it difficult to handle life's usual stresses with one's usual aplomb. I have to plead guilty to that one as I have (I feel) less than gracious in dealing with the tougher trials I have undergone. Remembering that I am both human and not in charge of the goings on in the world helps.
Examining everything that has happened through the lens of a third person, it kind of amazes me that I am able to find so many positives through this mire. They are the simple kindnesses of others whose words were appreciated; the generosity of spirit from my students who proffered hugs and encouraging words when they heard about my loss; the empathy of my fellow animal lovers as my kitty worked through her illness; the positive outlook my medicos have shared as we search for a solution to the ongoing physical goings-on; and the vigilant attentiveness of my boyfriend who continually reassures me that I don't have to go through this alone.
In reality, I am truly blessed, despite all that has happened! I can walk this path, and I can do it without falling backward on my weight loss journey as long as I remember that I have so many good people rooting for me!