Tomorrow is Not Today – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(July 30)

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What better way to share with others who share the daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some daily words and thoughts that bring 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:

Deal only with the present,

Never step into tomorrow,

For God asks us just to trust Him

And to never borrow on sorrow.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”  (James 4:14 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day we must remember that today is today and not tomorrow.  Battling an illness that reminds us that our days are for sure numbered, why then – except for prep-planned events like family gatherings and medical appointments – would we want to place our mind and planning so much into tomorrow when today is what really counts.  We must be flexible, adaptable and receptive to today for the moment we are in is the only bit of life we know we are guaranteed.  Our life and today’s are short, so play naked and cherish the moments!

(Copyright@2016, CrossDove Writer)

Do Not Walk Alone – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(July 29)

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What better way to share with others who share the daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some daily words and thoughts that bring 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:

Father, I am well aware

I can’t make it on my own,

So take my hand and hold it tight,

For I cannot walk alone.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me.  (Psalms 138:7 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day we must remember that our battles with illness do not have to be battled alone.  Not only can we lean on others, both human and spiritual, to help keep our thoughts, hopes, faith and desires for tomorrow – we must lean on others because without others the battle with our illness and the road trip we call life will have much less meaning and many more regrets.

(Copyright@2016, CrossDove Writer)

Eyes and Heart – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(July 28)

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What better way to share with others who share the daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some daily words and thoughts that bring 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:

Teach me to let go, dear God,

And pray undisturbed until

My heart is filled with inner peace

And I learn to know your will.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“All a man’s ways seem right to him in his eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.”  (Proverbs 21:2)

THE HOPE – on this day we must remember that while we may seem to be so positive and think that how we are coping and battling our illnesses within our own eyes in all the right ways – we must remember that we can never do it all on our own and that our heart needs to always be pointed toward acceptance of others help, which includes that spiritual help from the unknown.

(Copyright@2016, CrossDove Writer)

Lenny & Me 4 Today – ‘Breathless’ in Celebration

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Yep this is another insertion of my COPD Travels as I share a briefing of just where Lenny (the name I have given my COPD/Asthma) and I may be for today.

I write these as part of my therapy for dealing with my own battle with COPD and Asthma, the lung diseases that have put me into the category of being disabled and unable to hold most jobs because of my inability to do anything real physical for more than maybe 10 minutes before having to stop and rest because of breathing difficulties and/or a major drop in oxygen levels.

I write because maybe, just maybe whatever I bang out of the keyboard will hopefully hit a chord with someone, somewhere – that is my responsibility, to talk about and share my travels with COPD/Asthma so that even one or two others may read what I share and realize they are not alone.

So today I once again share where I am at and maybe how I may or may not be dealing with life and my own COPD/Asthma Travels.

0723162105a When you read my lead I am going to guess that many will come to a conclusion that maybe my COPD/Ashtma hampered my enjoyment of a family celebration.

But when I look back at last weekend’s family celebration of my youngest niece’s wedding, I realize that the word ‘Breathless’ can easily be used in a dual role about the weekend as yes at moments I, physically, would get breathless and yet overall the weekend, emotionally, left me breathless.  Same word, but two different sense of definition.

In the first sense, yes I did battle with a few bouts of SoB (Short-of-Breath) when I would be loading or unloading the car at home or the motel.

Yes, I did battle with a few bouts of SoB when walking the length of the motel to get to the front lobby for family time and those delightful, yet not exactly healthy motel breakfast that served up biscuits and gravy along with some tasty scrambled eggs, mouth watering sausage patties and ice cold chocolate milk.

Yes, the weekend was full of high heat and high humidity which for those of us with COPD/Asthma can be a really bad combination.  Luckily the Chapel where the wedding was held was well air conditioned, the ballroom where the reception was held was well air conditioned – though once you get 250-plus people gathered within the ballroom the breathing atmosphere did change.

So while I did have a few moments of brief concern, I survived and I did so because I have well learned my limits (like taking a short break before bringing everything in from or out to the car) and work within those limits.

As for the other type of breathless, well let’s just say that little red-haired niece looked like a model of womanhood when she entered the Chapel with my brother – her father.  Looking like princesses ready for the ball, it literally took my breath away as I wondered just where the heck the years have gone from her cute, feisty, energetic dancing days as a grade schooler to the leader of the band at both high school and college to what I was seeing in that moment, her looking so very grown up in that angelic white wedding dress.  Breathless as I had the opportunity to dance that single, partial dance with the lady of the night – my youngest niece, who always had time for the old guy – Uncle Bill.

Basically the whole weekend kept me breathless either because of the heat and humidity causing Lenny to remind me they were still part of the celebration or breathless over how well and extravagant my brother and sister-in-law put together the weekend celebration.

So remember sometimes a little bit of breathlessness is okay and can or should be well monitored and well controlled.

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

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

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 – no part of this write may be used or copied without written permission.)

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.

Attitude of Reality – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(July 26)

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What better way to share with others who share the daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some daily words and thoughts that bring 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:

The soul of man is restless

And just keeps longing for

A haven that is safe and sure

That will last forevermore.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to made new in the attitude of your minds.”  (Ephesians 4:22-23 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day we must remember that we are not able to change reality – the reality of our illnesses, the reality of the daily struggles they cause.  But on this day we can control the manner in which we look at that daily reality by being aware of our attitude, which should at the least always be one of gratitude for those things we do have and by being aware of our attitude – then we can have what control is possible about how the reality of the day appears to be.

(Copyright@2016, CrossDove Writer)

Being Kind – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(July 24)

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What better way to share with others who share the daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some daily words and thoughts that bring 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:

In this troubled world it’s refreshing to find

Someone who still takes the time to be kind.

Someone who’s ready by thought, word or deed

To reach out a hand in the hour of need.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done.”  (Proverbs 19:17 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day, even in our fight with any illness that may disrupt out daily routines we must still work in the time for the sick, needy, homeless, elderly and mentally disadvantaged – for if you ignore any of them, even with your own health obstacles, you will going against the spiritual focus of faith, hope, grace and love.  Of which love and helping others is by far the most important for even our own sanity of mind and strength of heart.(Copyright@2016, CrossDove Writer)

 

Laughter and Teardrops – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(July 22)

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What better way to share with others who share the daily battle and frustrations with COPD/Asthma than by passing on some daily words and thoughts that bring 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:

Life is a mixture of

Sunshine and rain,

Teardrops and laughter,

Pleasure and pain.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief.”  (Proverbs 14:13 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day, as in every day, remember that even among the joys and laughter of life there will always be some disappointments and grief.  The reason the rose is such a valuable tool of celebrating life is that with the joy, laughter and beauty of the rose itself – one must remember that holding on to it by the stem is a reminder that despite the beauty of the rose, there will always be a thorn or two.  Like life itself where among the laughter, there always comes some tears – celebrate them both as they work together to make life a living experience.

(Copyright@2016, CrossDove Writer)