Monday, September 19, 2016

“You feel fine, and then, when your body can’t keep fighting, you don’t.”
~ Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

“By morning I was worn out. My limbs felt heavy as wood, my head cottony. I might’ve felt better if I hadn’t slept at all.”
~ Ransom Riggs, Hollow City


I don’t talk about it much but in my adult life I’ve rarely been without physical pain. I tough it out, I push through, I don’t give in, I carry on. I choose to be stronger than the pain and most of the time I am.

Still, it takes a toll sometimes.

Feeling weary. Too many restless nights lately where pain disturbs my sleep. The dark and moody images we’ve been photographing reflective of my state this morning.

Still, there’s beauty to be found in the darkness. There are blessings to be had and much to be thankful for.

It’s Monday. New week. Fresh start. Things to do. Let’s go.



I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Hope you can feel some warmth in the sunshine this week Linda. I find a bright blue sky and sunshine helps me. Looking forward to some this week. ?

    1. Sunshine sure does make things better! Enjoy yours–the prairie is so beautiful at this time of year.

  2. Amazingly if you look for it you do find blessings even on the worst pain days…God always finds a way. I hope you find it today…wether it’s something you choose to do to treat yourself or a surprise from somewhere you aren’t expecting…praying for rest for you…I have not been sleeping well either of late and hear what you are saying…hugs

    1. There is always, always, always something to be thankful for, is t there? {{{huge}}

  3. I am so sorry you live with chronic pain. I cannot imagine. I sometimes b**ch when I’m tired or my feet hurt. I try not to put my woes on others, but sometimes it feels good to just say, “I’m tired,” or “I don’t feel well,” or “I need a pill or a nap!” Have you noticed, when you are in a room full of kids (late teens, early 20s) and you ask how they are, most of them say, “I’m tired” …? What the heck? When I was that age, I was full of life, no pain, would go out at night and not go to bed and then straight to work the next day….never complain I was tired. I think most kids these days are wimps!

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