I recently read a well written blog post from my good friend Osyth over at Half Baked In Paradise. The title of her post is ‘Good God (or The Devil) is in the detail‘, and I encourage everyone to take time and hop over to her blog and read her inspiring post.
I hope Osyth does not mind if I take a couple of her sentences from her outstanding post and use them here. Osyth’s own written words –
Here’s the thing, we can all be decent just because we want to be decent. It is absolutely in all our hands and minds and hearts to want to change and to stop being selfishly driven by our own needs and to accept that we are all particular and that none of us is a better particular, a more worthy particular than any other.
What I will bring to you is the detail of harmony, peace and tolerance – not things that just magically happen but things that require work.
In my video post ‘Have a Happy Day‘, I spoke about my aches and pains I am experiencing every day and my ‘bad’ mood I am in. These aches, pains & ‘bad’ mood are affecting my motivation and patience and energy level. But I continue to move forward not letting these difficulties stop me from trying to ‘Have a Happy Day’.
My nights are increasing in the lack of sleep I am receiving due to pain and discomfort, and I wake every morning tired, feeling lifeless with spirits down. These difficult nights, the lower right back pain and the burning bladder are all taking a toll on my body and my emotions. I am crying more in the mornings, not necessarily because of the pain, but more so because of the quality of life I am experiencing. I think about the significance of my illness and think to myself; people either do not understand or do not care.
So the physical pain and the emotional pain are beating me down. It is difficult for me to be in a good mood, to be happy, be grateful and thankful. I feel none of these right now.
But then I read Osyth’s written words; that post and those sentences. Reading her words, she reminds me “not things that just magically happen but things that require work.” I am allowing myself to feel sorrow for myself, and this is okay for a while. During this time of sorrow, I become selfish; angry and frustrated that those who should be interested in my wellbeing are not. I know they are, and I know life, and I know I do not always receive that which I desire.
Osyth’s written words remind me, I will work on my motivation, my patience, being grateful and thankful for those that are in my life and the good things that I have. These good things do not just magically happen.
And I continue to work on these good things again for another day.
Thank you Osyth for an outstanding post – one that enlightens me and benefits me – I am grateful.