Renewal – – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(August 25)

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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:

You are ushering in another day,

Untouched and freshly new,

So here I come to ask you, God,

If you’ll renew me too.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.”  (Psalms 51:10)

THE HOPE – on this day, remember that every day is like a new glob of clay or an empty canvas just waiting to see what we can design and form into for the day ahead.  So what happened yesterday, or even the days before that, is all be gone – faded into what we call our past – and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it ever again (except for maybe an apology or two if needed).  So treat every morning as if your life is being renewed and realize that you and your choices are what make that renewal happen into whatever the day becomes. (Billy Dursens)

(Copyright@2016, CrossDove Writer)

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Words and Work – – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(August 19)

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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:

Success is a mixture of good, hard work,

Good humor, good luck and good sense,

And the little tasks of each day well done,

Will bring their own recompense.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.”  (Proverbs 12:14 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day remember that even within the battle of an illness there will be days where our words may only be a good as the work we do, for good words of hope and faith can only become real when blended well with the works that go with them.  So while you may speak the good words of a better day tomorrow, the better day will only come if and when you put the work needed to fulfill the words of your hope and faith for better days ahead.  (Billy Dursens)

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Being a Friend – – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(August 17)

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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:

We know not how it happened

That in an hour of need

Somebody out of nowhere

Proved to be a friend indeed!

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“Do not forsake your friend and friend of your father” (Proverbs 27:10 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day remember what it means to be and/or to have a friend, especially when we may be fighting a tough fight with our illnesses as we never know when a friend may be needed and the only true way to build a friendship like a brother/sister is to be so in return.  True friendships are sometimes hard to find, but being a true friend in your relations with all will find you getting a surprise friend in return while wandering through one of those times of need.  (Billy Dursens)

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Laughter – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(August 12)

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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 more you give,

The more you get –

The more you laugh,

The less you fret!

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.” “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”  (Psalms 126:2, Proverbs 17:22 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day remember that no matter what else may be happening in your daily battle with illness, find and/or make the time for laughter.  Even the medical community makes claim to the wonders of laughter and the decrease in stress it can bring to one’s life.  Daily find an item that makes you laugh and repeat as often as needed with countless refills.  (Billy Dursens)

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Love – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(August 9)

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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 Edmund Spencer:

So let us love, dear love,

Like as we ought,

Love is the lesson

Which the Lord us taught.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”  (1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day remember that no matter what else may be going on within your daily battle with illness, remember that love is by far the most important.  Love as in appreciation and respect for those within you travels of life, love as in appreciation and respect for all that surrounds you on this gift we call earth and love as in appreciation and respect for how much better life can and will be if we shine our light with love.  (Billy Dursens)

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Wonders of Life – TODAY’S THOUGHT, WORD AND HOPE

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(August 7)

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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:

Each time you pick a daffodil

Or gather violets on some hill

Or touch a leaf or see a tree,

It’s all God whispering, “This is Me.”

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

“Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles and the judgments he pronounced.”  (Psalm 105: 5 NIV)

THE HOPE – on this day remember to take the time to enjoy and appreciate the wonders of all of life.  Look, smell, feel and hear the trees, grass, critters, birds, sky, sun, breeze and so much more as these are all the handiwork of something so much more caring, loving and powerful than just us.  Know that while our illness may seem to give us a limit on the days ahead, also know that we must remember it is up to us to enjoy, care for and protect all the wonders of this life giving gift we call earth, so that not only can we enjoy them for the rest of our days but so others like kids, grandkids and friends may enjoy the same for all of their days as well.  (Billy Dursens)

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Lenny & Me 4 Today – Staying Busy

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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.

Staying busy is many times a difficult task to do when you are fighting an illness such as COPD and/or severe Asthma, as your energy and breath levels are many times difficult to keep up.  But staying busy is also a subject which I know will be touched on again, and again, and again because it can be such a difficult thing to do when battling something such as COPD/Asthma.

I for one realize that anything real physical (including yard and garden work) can quickly, within a 10-15-minute time span) drop my oxygen levels into the mid-, to high 80’s.  A level which I am fully aware is not only unhealthy for my lungs, but also puts extra stress on my ticker – which already has a sizable weak spot due to my massive heart attack nearly four years back.

So just how do I stay busy, a question which may not be asked of me much directly but I assure you is thought of much more often than I or others will admit to.

For one, I enjoy writing which has given me the opportunity to work just enough for a local weekly newspaper to keep my time and mind occupied without going overboard on what I can earn alongside my disability.  And yes I do find that many days, especially those which may be hot and humid, even an hour or so of straight writing can seem to wear me out.

Writing--Writing--014  My writing, as many of you that follow, is an outlet for me to also touch on other interests such as food, photography and these postings I put here on ‘Wheezing Away’ dealing with COPD/Asthma.

My writing is where I came up with the imaginary name for my COPD/Asthma, because if I can just refer to it as ‘Lenny’ then it becomes more of a partner in my life, a sidekick sort of.  ‘Lenny’ is as much a part of my daily living as is my wife, kids, grandkids, family and friends.  ‘Lenny’ is the name I call when I get frustrated with the inability to work in the yard and garden like I would, or the name I call when I get frustrated trying to plan or keep up with the grandkids and due to a bout of SoB, I am unable to do so.

My writing is what can keep me busy and it can also get in my way, as because of my love to write I also have a love of information, ideas and going on’s.  This puts me in a spot where much too many times I will get easily sidetracked looking for information about something that I just plain lose track of what my original intention was.

So I stay busy as much as I want or can, though my battle with COPD/Asthma is not always the reason I stop writing – but that will be a write for another time.

So staying busy I do with writing and I much appreciate those who appreciate what I offer.  And this writing thing, it does extend beyond my work with the paper and this battle with COPD/Asthma – I encourage you to check out my three main writing projects at https://www.facebook.com/SimplyFoodFun/?fref=nf , https://www.facebook.com/COPD-Travels-1478436192478796/?fref=nf and https://www.facebook.com/crossdovephotography/?fref=nf .

And that my friends is 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.