One year

One year ago I began my chronic illness recovery journey. My life has changed so much. For years I have wondered when I would finally feel better. I didn’t get better over night. I am still working on feeling better.

It has been a year or growth, learning, and Changes. It has been an amazing new beginning. I have gotten through, and survived my worst days. I can now put those days behind me and move forward.

You say: “It’s impossible ” God says: All things are possible

You say: ” I can’t do it” God says: You can do all things

“I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.” Psalm 7:17

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Instagram

I haven’t been on here as much lately, but I have been posting on my Instagram if you want to follow me @live_to_thrive about eating healthy. I post similar things like the picture below. You can also follow me on my other account @heidijones9.

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Appreciation

Its been almost a year since I started my illness recovery journey. So much has changed, little things, and big things. I have been able to do so many things that I was unable to do when I was sick.

  • I am able to eat without having pain, or feeling nauseous.
  • I usually feel rested after I sleep.
  • I am able to take a shower without a chair.
  • I can sit in the sun without feeling miserable.
  • I can walk outside without feeling exhausted.
  • I can sit up without the immediate need to lie down.
  • I can go for a walk.
  • I can go shopping without feeling horrible.
  • This year I have been able to swim.
  • I went fishing.
  • I  been able to go for a short bike rides.
  • I went on vacation.
  • I flew on a plane.
  • I walked multiple miles in one day.
  • I have been able to make my own meals.
  • I have been able to study, and do homework.
  • I am now am to relearn how to drive.

Its feels amazing to look at this list and to know how far I have come. I know the list will keep growing as I continue to create a new life for myself.

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”      1 Chronicles 16:34

 

No Buts for Orlando 

This is very well written. The violence that happened in Orlando this weekend is so awful. Hearing the news of the shootings this weekend is so heartbreaking. I’m not sure what to say, but for right now I will pray.

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Pain is unique.
When we try and describe pain we say things like,
It cut deep.
It burned.
It was sharp and stabbing.
It took my breathe away.
But no matter how hard we try and explain pain we never succeed.
There’s not a good way to measure pain.
There’s no method of calculating it’s intensity.
A doctor can say on a scale of 1-10 how bad does it hurt? But we can’t really answer that question objectively.
Pain is subjective.
Pain is relative.
Pain is experienced in a multitude of ways.
Today I experienced pain.
I woke up to a news update saying “around 20” people were killed last night in Orlando. I shook my head in a sort of unsurprised disgust. After a morning of community worship I saw another notification. This one saying over a 100 people had been shot and 50 of them were dead.
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New Instagram!

I made a new Instagram for new recipes I am planning on trying. It will probably mostly be made of  different smoothies, and juices. If its something you would be interested in checking out you can follow me @live_to_thrive.

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