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 – “See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”  (Isaiah 43:19, NIV)

The Thought – What is it you see ahead of you?  Do you only see the bumps in the road of the past or can you envision the sunny, rainbow filled days ahead?

So many times, especially if you battle daily with a disability or chronic illness, we get caught up in the emotional draining days when life just appears to be much too overwhelming to take even a couple of steps forward into the future.

These are the times when we must keep our eye on the prize, our eye on the positives that surround us in our daily living.

Positives such as family, friends, quality doctors, green grass, blue skies, fluffy clouds, singing birds, flowers to admire and sniff – get my drift, the positives that surround us in each, and every day – and don’t forget we can still breath and as we all know ‘without a breath to take, we are without life itself’.

So, what are the victories that we should be seeing, that may be the question some will be asking.

Those of us with the unknown prospect of having to possible fight a daily battle with our illness or disability, looking for those victories can seem difficult.

Yet for many of those positive reasons already given, we can and should always be looking ahead with the vision on the victories that lie ahead, such as the love of family and friends or maybe a positive, uplifting medical caretaker giving us just a smile and cherry good-morning.

We of us with those known battles lying ahead, it is all the more important reason as to why we must learn and train our thoughts and feelings to constantly be looking at the victories that can await ahead of us as we continue to travel the life path we may be on.

Of course, beyond the visible visions of victories we may be able to see, it is also the invisible vision of victories that we can find when we take the time in our daily meditations/prayers and chats with the Great Spirit.  The close relationship we should have with our Great Spirit can and should always guide us to seeing the vision of victories that lay ahead through hope, faith, love and grace.

Let’s go forth and see daily both the visible and invisible visions of victory found through the visible and invisible hope, faith, love and grace that is offered to us.

The Meditation/Prayer – Great Spirit, we continue to thank you for all the visions of victory you surround us with as we travel life perched on the great gift of earth itself.  We thank you for the people, places and things which are offered to us in our travels to make for a safe and gracious path if we so choose.  As always, Great Spirit, we humbly seek your guidance as we seek to do better at having our vision on the victories that will lay ahead of us, no matter the challenges or battles that we ensue.  We know that with the invisible friendship and teachings of the Great Spirits that we will always have the visible visions of hope, faith, love and grace.

And we all say Hallelujah, Amen.

(Copyright@2017, CrossDove Writer)

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