Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 30 July 2014

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.   [John Steinbeck]

Life is funny. Just a short time ago I thought I had a handle on mine. I was powering along, sometimes happy with the way of things, others less so, but mostly I was just going along.

Now I am often BEwildered about what it was I could have found to BE NOT to my liking. After all, isn’t this somewhat the way of humans?! We categorise and organise and summarise. We sum things up. We cut losses.

Today I am choosing happy first. I am deciding that whatever is is okay with me. NOT that I love it, but it’s my Life, my Day, so what’s the draw in choosing other than happy?!

Chemo has done a number on my mouth. Ouch Ouch Ouch!!! Can’t talk without pain. Eating is BEyond me.

So I am choosing to invent new-to-me smoothies and to stick to drinking water. I DO what I CAN DO to comfort or at least ease the pain. Even for a moment.

And BEyond that it’s all about trusting that this is simply my Journey.

I love you, Currie


Carol said...

♥ Still keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of healing your way. I've been addicted to smoothies for a couple of years now. A secret ingredient that I discovered that makes them a complete meal replacement , and lots of really good healthy stuff for you is avocados. They provide protein and fats that your body needs along with lots of great vitamins and other nutrients . If you don't like avocados don't worry because whatever else you add usually hides the taste. Hope this helps you.

Rita said...

I think sometimes it is a goodly shifting of perspective and priorities that gives us more delight in the small things we would have overlooked before. So sorry your mouth is so sore, but I know you will love smoothies! They can be made hundreds of ways and are so delicious--especially in the summer.
Prayers and hugs!! :)