Living like life means something!

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“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.” 
~ A.A. Milne

It’s a year since I first started my Lyme meds. I’d like to say that time has flown, but that would not necessarily be true…

Still, a year ago I was dying. I could barely catch my breath. My poor heart was about ready to throw in the towel. Things were grim.

Now I’m twelve months down the track, and that track certainly hasn’t been an easy one, but I’m hanging in. Sure it’s uncomfortable having to live through this drug therapy. It’s inconvenient being in pain, tired and muddle-headed. But hey, I’m still here.

I’m still here.

Today I’m going to savour each moment. I’ll breathe the salty air of Byron Bay and draw it deep into my lungs. I will lie on the grass at the farm and feel the sun on my face and the earth beneath my back. Every sip of tea, every mouthful of food – I’ll honour it. I’ll let myself really taste it.

I’ll surrender myself to each moment. It doesn’t need to be special. An ordinary day is just fine by me.

It’s all good. The hurty bits. The sad bits. The boring bits. The lonely bits. The fun bits. The tasty bits. The loved-up bits.

It’s all good. And I’m so glad to be here.

Thanks for sharing the journey with me.

My wish for you today is that you take a moment and really BE. Just be in your skin. Just breathe in that air. Be present with the ones you love. Savour the ordinary. Savour the miracle that is your life. Will you do that for me?

Much love to you, and some squishy big hugs, Nicole xx

19 thoughts on “Living like life means something!

  1. My wish is that I had a patch of grass to lie on! Maybe I should go and find a local park or beachside park to lie myself down on.

  2. I LOVE your attitude……”It’s all good. The hurty bits. The sad bits. The boring bits. The lonely bits. The fun bits. The tasty bits. The loved-up bits.”
    T-o-o-o-oo often we are told that we have to be happy all the time. Life is for living ALL the time. To be OK with the hurty bits and the sad and lonely bits is true wisdom shining through.
    All the best for a recovery during 2014.

  3. Today my family and I reminisced about little memories… little bits and pieces of this and that, times when we had to call poison control because my brother sprayed cleaning fluid in his eyes, or his memory of running toward the swing set and feeling like the journey between the house and the set took FOREVER, or our respective (very different!) versions of swimming lessons… how cute I thought he was trying to learn while squinching up his face and apparently he hated it, how cold the water was… while I sat there drawing with my markers that the nice realtor gave me. Not sure why I don’t remember actually swimming!

    So there we were, giggling and smiling and celebrating the ordinary bits. Grateful for life and for my family. Bless you and yours.

    Hugs and hearts,
    Mia

  4. Love it , you are so so brave . You take care and squishy hugs back .
    Thanks to you, I am going to enjoy being me today, for all the hurty, sad, boring, lonely, fun, tasty, loved up bits .
    REALLY LOVE POO BEAR BIT .
    Cherryx

  5. This year will be recovery year and all will be fine for you and I will do as you suggested and savour every momment . Funny how we forget to appreciate until its almost gone.

  6. Dear Nicole,
    I really really love ur writings, they’re so insightful and inspiring. I’m abt to file for a divorce, lately when I think abt it I feel pain around the center of my chest. I have no idea what it means or why. My marriage was not abusive, I just feel we’re not on the same path n being in it made me dead inside. Does the pain mean I’m not ready or supposed to let go? I’m so confused….

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