TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE!!

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(February 10)

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What better way to share with others by own daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some of my daily words and thoughts that bring me hope and renewal, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

So take, read, meditate and hopefully find some hope to attach to your faith for today – – – – –

A DAILY THOUGHT, SPIRITUAL WORD & HOPE FOR TODAY!!

THE THOUGHT – from Helen Steiner Rice:

No day is unmeetable

If on rising, our first thought

Is to thank God for the blessings

That His loving care has brought.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

Praise the Lord.  Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.  (Psalms 106:1 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day may we reflect on God’s goodness and be thankful, as well as appreciative for the magnificence that His world around may be.

 

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TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE!!

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(February 8)

Reflections--Bubbles--006 What better way to share with others by own daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some of my daily words and thoughts that bring me hope and renewal, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

So take, read, meditate and hopefully find some hope to attach to your faith for today……..

A DAILY THOUGHT, SPIRITUAL WORD & HOPE FOR TODAY!!

THE THOUGHT – from Helen Steiner Rice:

Stop awhile to reminisce

And to pleasantly review

Happy little happenings

And things you used to do.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.  (Psalms 143:5 NIV)

THE HOPE – we should be thankful for our pleasant memories and take them each and every one to provide the blessings needed on those days when pleasant may be hard to find.

TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE!!

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(February 5)

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What better way to share with others by own daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some of my daily words and thoughts that bring me hope and renewal, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

So take, read, meditate and hopefully find some hope to attach to your faith for today……..

A DAILY THOUGHT, SPIRITUAL WORD & HOPE FOR TODAY!!

THE THOUGHT – from Helen Steiner Rice:

We all have cares and problems

We cannot solve alone,

But if we go to God in prayers,

We are never on our own.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice. (Proverbs 12:15 NIV)

THE HOPE – we can and do feel lonely at many times in our life, when we do we must not lean upon ourself but look for the spirit of Jesus as the friend for those times of need that will always be with us indeed.

(Copyright@2016, CrossDove Writer)

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE!!

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(February 4)

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What better way to share with others by own daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some of my daily words and thoughts that bring me hope and renewal, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

So take, read, meditate and hopefully find some hope to attach to your faith for today……..

A DAILY THOUGHT, SPIRITUAL WORD & HOPE FOR TODAY!!

THE THOUGHT – from Helen Steiner Rice:

Unless we think we’re better

Than the Father up above,

Let us forgive our sisters and brothers

In understanding love.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me;  I will pay the man back for what he has done.”  (Proverbs 24:29 NIV)

THE HOPE – we need and/or should seek to forgive and forget actual or imagined hurts that may have come our way.

 

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE!!

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(February 2)

Reflections--StormsAndSunshine--2  What better way to share than with daily words of hope and renewal as we fight this unrelenting and frustrating illness of COPD/Asthma.

So here you have:

A DAILY THOUGHT, SPIRITUAL WORD & HOPE FOR TODAY!!

THE THOUGHT – from Helen Steiner Rice:

We know above the dark clouds

That fill a stormy sky

Hope’s rainbow will come shining through

When the clouds have drifted by.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.  (Proverbs 13:9 NIV)

THE HOPE – may we look beyond the stormy formations which may sneak into our days and seek to discover the silver lining(s) that may lie within.

 

‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) & Me 4 Today – – Working on Those Routines & Changes

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Reflections--LifeIsLikeAFight As much as I like to change things up, many days I am reminded that life itself is similar to my battles with my sidekick ‘Lenny’ (the name I have given my COPD/Asthma) in that every day is a new day and every day seemingly does not go as hopefully planned.  It just seems that the more I plan to get something done or accomplished, or plan with great expectations a new or better routine – life, like ‘Lenny’, just does not want to cooperate as we would like.   Sometime that lack of cooperation is unexpected and totally out of our hands, while sometimes or should I say many times the changes or un-cooperativeness will come from my own shortcomings at sticky to my own schedules or routines.

The only thing I do know is that I must do better at keeping those plans, schedules or routines which I so thoughtfully have put together, because if I do not, then I will only get agitated with myself which in turn always seems to cause things to not get done as I had hoped or planned, or ‘Lenny’ will feel the stress from within myself and decide it is time to run me on a half or full day of dealing with S.O.B. (short of breathe).

One thing which I want and try so hard to do, is to get back into my regular schedule/routine of sharing my COPD/Asthma travels and how it may or may not be affecting the period or miles in my life over a few days to a week’s time.

I feel the need to share on a regular basis so that my travels with ‘Lenny’ can possible give others hope in their own battles with COPD/Asthma and maybe, just maybe I will reach even one other person, a person that will read what I share and realize they are not alone in this battle.

Recently I shared in a post that I was going to work hard on one of my weakest links – getting regular exercise and working on getting my weight down, both which would help much in my battle with ‘Lenny’.

How am I doing – well for the most part I belly flopped for several weeks and then here just after the first of the year it clicked, not sure why or how, but I was suddenly understanding the realization of how doing some sort of daily exercise while watching my food portions would make life physically more livable.  So for two solid weeks I have averaged at least 35-45 minutes a day/6 days a week on my exercise bike, doing a 5-10 minute routine of Tai Chi/TaeBo/Shadow Boxing and then finding three small Tupperware type containers to religiously portion out my food intake at meals and be much aware of any snacks, making those celery with peanut butter, an apple, a small 8-ounce smoothie or something along those lines.  And much to my happiness I have lost seven pounds, feel less irritable, have more energy (most days, ‘Lenny’ still has a say in that) and am sleeping a whole lot better.

So kudos to me……remember everybody, we must be willing to give ourselves kudos for the positive things we do because we all know we can’t always count on others.

I am also working extra hard on changing my writing and computer time to try and maximize the time instead of feeling like I am just spinning my wheels.  A by-product of this will mean more consistency in my sharing here on wheezingaway.com, trying to get back to how I was doing a year ago with postings at least 4-5 times a week instead of so sporadically.

Hopefully many have noticed my “Today’s Thought, Word and Hope”, a posting I have started within my blog of Wheezing Away as a way to not only to keep myself positive but to help others get through those days which seem a bit glim sometimes.

Okay this posting has become much longer than I originally planned, but apparently I did have something to say.   So stay tuned as I will share again in a few days as my life has lots going on, lots to learn and yep want to catch up to those who shared their prayers and blessings about how my COPD/Asthma has or is being affected by a stressful family situation that involves grandparents raising a grandkid and an adult child literally fighting for her life against the addiction of cigarettes and drugs.

And that my friends is where ‘Lenny’ (my COPD/Asthma) and me are at 4 today.

*** CONTINUE PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS FOR KAYCIE CHAPMAN ***

NOTE TO REMEMBER: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.

As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.

Remember – a person without breathing is a person without life itself.

I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.

(Copyright@2016, CrossDove Writer through wheezingaway.com)

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TODAY’S (February 1) THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE!!

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Reflections--Smile--ANewBeginning In recollecting about my daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma I was rummaging through some stuff (and I have lots of stuff) and I ran across a collection of writings I had from Helen Steiner Rice which are touching, thoughtful and reminders of what we should be doing and not so much what we should not be doing.

What better way to share than with words of hope and renewal as we fight this unrelenting and frustrating illness of COPD/Asthma.

So here you have:

A DAILY THOUGHT, SPIRITUAL WORD & HOPE FOR TODAY!!

THE THOUGHT – from Helen Steiner Rice:

When you walk down the street,

Life will seem twice as sweet

If you smile at the people

You happen to meet!

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

A cheerful heart has a continual feast.  (Proverbs 15:15 NIV)

THE HOPE – may let our wardrobe include items of bright and pleasant expressions, then with it may our smile of pure happiness make for a fashionable accessory.