About teeks55

I'm a sleep deprived antique dealer with fibromyalgia, RA, diabetes & more. Love hubby, cats, books & humor! Avid tea drinker. Poker player. Pain fighter.
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2 Responses to Journey

  1. shainajohnson538 says:

    Good words but can be very difficult when your journey has to be reined in because of fibro- then the evil green jealousy monster appears! Most of the time I am okay but my poor hubby has a harder time.

  2. teeks55 says:

    Yes….this one is a definite challenge. Feelings of jealousy come up a lot when you see other people with seemingly so few challenges compared to our own. When you suffer with multiple chronic illnesses it’s hard not to envy those who appear so carefree, able to enjoy life without so many burdens to bear. I try to remember, though, that many of those people may be harboring hidden issues…..things that are also “invisible”…..things that we do not see with our eyes. I saw a quote somewhere that said something like “Be kind, for everyone is fighting a battle that no one sees”.

    This “Journey” thing I posted is a challenge that I need to remember daily, because I also struggle with jealousy and envy when I look at so many others who can walk without even a thought, when I can barely handle walking sometimes from one end of the house to the other. Or people that can exercise, or play sports, etc. I know, it’s hard to look at them and not feel sad.

    I think this “Journey” post reminds us to stay focused on our own walk, our own life, our own selves. It’s just of a way of looking at our life and trying to make it the most fulfilling journey we can make it, with the tools we have….in spite of our illness and without comparing it to anyone else’s…..(even others in the chronic pain family). No matter where we are in our own personal journey, there will be those better off or worse off than we are. If we can keep our eyes front and center, with the goal of creating the best journey we can make it, then we can have peace.

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