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Daily Transformation Inspiration
Stream of consciousness reflections inspired by design ideas here and wisdom drawn from the messiness of life just now, right where I am…
What ingredients for living wholeheartedly (gratitude, spiritual practice, prayer, service, meditation, etc.) are missing from my day? Because the only way I know to truly transform is to do it with each new day. To ask for a new mind and a new heart and begin anew.
Right where I am, I find myself discouraged by the sufferings I experience from chronic illness. I saw a rheumatologist last week and fully expected to be diagnosed with Lupus since the test results I reviewed before the appointment indicated a positive result for autoimmune disease and consistent with SLE.
But the doctor is not convinced. Maybe because of my Crohn’s disease which would explain a positive autoimmune test result. It’s not that I wanted to add Lupus to my collection of illnesses; I just wanted a place to start. To hear the doctor say “we’ll watch it” is so disheartening since I’m tired of monitoring and managing and muddling through.
Yet this is my reality. More uncertainty. And more mystery. I know you get it and understand the ache. Thank you for your prayers on my behalf. What a blessing to be upheld.
I’m going to focus on doing loving things as Ann Lamott suggests. For others and for myself. I am not one to treat myself so I need reminders that it’s okay to accept help even if it is from myself.
Life is hard, but it remains a precious gift. Love is ever the point, and I wish you oceans of it.
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