Awe Inspiring Moments

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It’s true. I have my good days and I have my bad days. Sometimes I feel I should always be that bubbly, joyful person. So when I am not, I feel like I am letting myself down. But, it’s just the nature of life. If I found the secret to being joyful at all times well then, I am not sure life would be worth living. If you don’t feel low, how can you completely understand how good feeling good feels? (is that a real sentence? did it make sense?)

The other thing I have learned is that if you don’t have moments of weakness, sadness and vulnerability then when will others have the opportunity to lift you up? I mean that’s what friends are for. (singing in my head.. ‘keep smiling, keep shining, knowing you can always count on me.’) Sigh, I digress. This is how I have been lately. Off in my own little world, just trying to get through the days, counting down how many are left until vacation. (Yes, I will be on a brief hiatus next week. Try not to miss me too much)

Then, a small moment of pure magic happens and I am once again brought back to being in complete awe of life. I have been slowly getting to know a woman in yoga who has flexibility like you wouldn’t believe. I told her she’s my hero. Anyway, we were talking about our unique diets that help to keep our respective health challenges at bay. Turns out her brother died from complications of MS, so my own health challenge hit close to home for her. I explained that when I learned I could potentially reverse the signs of my disease with diet, it was kind of a no-brainer to me. She looked at me with a kind of shocked, tearful expression. I can only imagine she was thinking of the choice her brother didn’t make and said, “I just want to give you a hug, can I give you a hug?” Yes, absolutely. I have a feeling we will be great friends.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.

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5 thoughts on “Awe Inspiring Moments

  1. I understand the down days thing. Most people do. As I have aged, my health challenges have grown, even as I shrink from osteoporosis…ha. You are an inspiration to so many. As a former elementary teacher, I encourage hugs, give them to any and all and appreciate you!!

  2. Melinda, It’s all about balance. Without black, there would be no white, without hate, there would not be love, without Satan, there would not be God. I know how you feel. I’m feeling very low myself because of rejection and loss. But I know this too shall pass, and God will bring me through it, and something better is waiting as a result. We don’t always like or understand the direction, but He knows what is best and will bring us through the difficult times to appreciate the struggles we endured getting to a better place. Keep your chin up, you are doing a wonderful service and a much needed ministry to many.

    God Bless You!
    Ed

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