It can feel almost impossible sometimes to look for the positives in life. There can be constant hardship thrown your way and you can start to feel lost. Life doesn’t come with a handbook but if it did, we would probably miss out on the ‘good’ bits!
It’s been one hell of a hard week and if I’m honest, it’s been a struggle! I’m finally sitting down and having a rest. Those of you who live with chronic illness would have heard of the spoon theory.
The article above gives an explanation. I have most definitely run out of spoons this week and I’m now paying the price. However, if I consider how ill I am and look at everything I have achieved, I can smile (when my facial muscles stop twitching 😂) I can feel proud of myself for actually being able to go to work. I can feel proud for trying my best to be a good mum to my wonderful boys. Despite the absolute exhaustion, I have still helped them both with homework and kept them safe and fed. I have managed all of it and I can now take some time to stop and recharge my spoons!
I am forever grateful for the strength I manage to find when everything becomes so hard. My children give me this strength as do my family and friends and not forgetting Mr Right.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is; when it seems like the world is on your shoulders and things are never going to get better, stop. Stop and breathe. Look around you and see what you have and who is there by your side. I hope, like me, that you’re be able to see those little positives and will start to realise that some how and some way, everything is going to be okay.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.