Sharing with others daily words, thoughts and meditations that bring myself hope and renewal during my own daily battles and frustrations with COPD/Asthma.  Sharing, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

Take, read, meditate and hopefully find some of the same hope in your day as I have within mine…..

The Word – “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall.”  (1 Corinthians 10:12, NIV)

The Thought – There are many ways to define falling when it comes to the human life.

Falling could be a worry if you have problems with balance, especially if you are older in years as falling could easily break a bone in the arm, leg or hip – all of which could cause major other health issues as well.

Falling could be a worry if you are fighting an addiction to alcohol or drugs, especially true if you have been clean and/or sober for a period of time and suddenly falling back into a path of drinking or using.

Falling could be a worry if you have a chronic illness or disease, especially if falling means having a set back in your attitude and ability to do what is needed to battle back the illness or disease.

For those with COPD/Asthma it could be forgetting to take the meds needed to keep the lungs breathing properly with having an attack of SoB (Short of Breath).

For those with COPD/Asthma it could be getting out of the routine you may have of eating and exercising, both of which can count significantly toward keeping the possibilities of having a one of those major exacerbation episodes which we all fight to avoid.

Falling when you have health issues could mean being stubborn and not working with those around you, such as family, friends and doctors, to keep you on the path of health instead of a path of a constant roller coaster of issues.

Protect yourself when you are standing strong within the world of your health issues, lean on everybody and everything you can when you feel the slightest tension of pull toward an event or issue that could knock you off the track of keeping the health issue in check.

Most of all, remember that even when others may not be around and you may feel a fight beginning within your own mind – you can always call on the Great Spirits and use the friendship you find in meditations/prayer to regain your focus on the hope, faith, love and grace that is needed to keep yourself strong within your battle.

Never trick yourself into thinking you can get through these battles on your own, always remember that when a struggle or battle begins and you don’t want to fall, be willing to call on the Great Spirits as well as the circle of friends and family that provide care for you to keep you upright.  Always keep the four points of standing within your reach – hope, faith, love and grace.

The Meditation – Great Spirit, as always, we thank you for all that your surround us with on the gift of earth that you give us to live.  We also thank you for all those who played a part in our travels down the road of life as we have known it.  Great Spirit, we also ask for your continued guidance and support for those times when life gets the best of us and we may feel we are falling.  In our time of meditations may you remind us of the strength you offer when willing to listen to your guidance and friendship.  Great Spirit, we continue to look toward you for directions in those times of falling to guide us back onto the path toward a life full of hope, faith, love and grace.

And we all say Hallelujah, Amen.

(Copyright@2017, CrossDove Writer)

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