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 – “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways…”  (Isaiah 55:8, NIV)

The Thought – How many question the why or how that they may have become equipped with a chronic illness or disability?

I’m sure that we all have crossed that bump somewhere along our travels, the question is whether we pursue it or just let it go while we concentrate on the moment and the future.

While many of us may now understand the why as to getting our chronic illness or disability, the reason is the one that I would guess slips away from most.

Unless you had been doing something obvious, like smoking, coming down with something like COPD or severe asthma can raise questions as to just what the heck happened to put us on this new path of travel for life.

These are the times when we need to take time to relax and grab some extra moments of meditation and/or prayer, and have some deep conversations with the one friend we can always count on – the ‘Great Spirits’.

When we do not understand the reason or why for something, it can be made into a very stressful situation as we search for those answers, when there really is nothing we can do about it.

What’s done, is done, and for most of us there is nothing we can do about it except to move forward, don’t dwell on the past and search for the best path available for our future.

In times of meditation and/or prayer, we need to continue to seek the wisdom of what and where we go from this point forward without dwelling on those travels we already made, while knowing that if the reasons as to why and how we got to this point is needed for the trip forward – then know the ‘Great Spirits’ will eventually show us the answers.

Do not worry about most of what we do not understand, because life is sometimes like your computer or smart phone – if something goes wrong, turn it off, wait patiently, restart and move forward, as most likely all will be well once again.

Concentrate on those four fundamentals of life and happiness – hope, faith, love and grace.  Even while seeking guidance and wisdom in living along those fundamentals, we have times when we get impatient with the ‘Great Spirits’ when the answers we are looking for don’t come in the time frame we want them to.

So, it is in those moments that we will not always understand and that is just the way life works. So, relax and seek to make sure that the moment you may be in now is the best and strongest it can be so you can be prepared for the next unexpected bump in the road of life that your chronic illness or disability may throw at you.

The Meditation/Prayer – As we take these moments to seek in quiet, the ‘Great Spirits’, may we give first the gratefulness for all the world that surrounds the path we are on as we step up and ask you ‘Great Spirits’ to guide us forward with no questions asked.   We trust in the moments that we have been given for today and with your spirit we look to work on that which we can control in tomorrow, while properly leaving yesterday laid out at the feet of you ‘Great Spirits’, until that moment may come for which we need to reach back to gander at the yesterday gone past that will help the situation we may be in now.  ‘Great Spirits’ we thank you for the opportunity to continue to seek the four fundamentals of life and happiness, those being hope, faith, love and grace.

And we all say Hallelujah, Amen.

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