Thursday 19 August 2010: 3 years 11 months on …
I have been awake for most of the night. The rain has been pouring down, and I hope that lots of it is falling in our catchment area. That’s only because I am tired of the list of buckets – not bucket lists that I wrote about last week! There are buckets in the shower, buckets in the sink, buckets in the bath – all in the name of saving water and adhering to the 500l of water a day that we are allowed to use. Long may the rain fall . .
But, as I have been lying in bed, tossing and turning, I have also been thinking about the comments that I have been receiving – via this blog site, via email, via AlgoaFM and personally.
I have been truly humbled and moved by your comments and sentiments. They also disturb me somewhat. I hear words such as “admiration” and “inspiration”.
I am a very,very ordinary person just like you with many, many failings.
Without being critical, and very humbly, I would like to suggest that you should admire and be inspired by yourself and by the strength of the human spirit within you – given to you by God, whoever you may perceive Him to be.
What I am able to achieve, you can achieve too! It lies within your hands (or rather within your mind) to overcome adversity and the supposed “problems” that life throws at you – whether they be health, relationship, financial or other life problems.
They are merely challenges that you can meet “head-on” (pun intended) and overcome, simply by loving yourself and believing in yourself, and by taking control of your own thoughts (only YOU can do that!). Know that, within your own mind, YOU have the power to use in any way that YOU choose!
I believe that what you give out in Life, is what you get back.
I admire people like you who take the time to read and to listen and to write to me and to talk to me – your comments inspire me to continue giving of myself. In so doing, I am able to overcome my “dis-ease”.
Rather than being “dis-abled” by this movement disorder, I have become “en-abled” in a way that I would never have thought possible.
You, too, are alive with possibility!
I thank you so very much for your comments, your love, your support and your prayers.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” (Mahatma Gandhi)