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 daily battles with a chronic illness and/or disability as I have within mine….

The Word – “I do not understand what I do, for what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.  For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.”  (Romans 7:15,18.  NIV)

The Thought – When one is challenged daily with living by a chronic illness and/or disability, it is obvious to most that our lives will be different and not anymore perfect like we would have been hoping for.

But that does not keep us from feeling like we should still be perfect in all we say and do, when in reality – we don’t have to act like we’re perfect, especially with those folks we are close to like friends and family.

As individuals though, we all have our moments where we want to feel perfect where life can roll along without any hiccups and when we live with a chronic illness and/or disability those moments do not come that often.

That is why, with the help of guidance and wisdom we find in times of meditation with the ‘Great Spirits’, we can and will find the courage to admit not only to ourselves but also to others that perfect we are not.

The need to remember that none of us are perfect is something which can be difficult for some and that is where working with the four fundamentals of life and happiness – hope, faith, love and grace – we can all find comfort in the knowledge that life, our life will not ever be perfect no matter how much we hope it would be.

When finding ourselves living a daily battle with a chronic illness and/or disability, we also may find ourselves as feeling more and more imperfect than ever before.  And guess what?  That is okay, for nobody is perfect and nobody ever will be perfect, with most of us not ever having a chance to come even close.

So, the thought today is to realize, understand and accept that we are not perfect and beyond the inadequacies that our chronic illness and/or disability perfection will never happen as human life moves forward.

The only thing we can be, is to be honest not only with ourselves and others but also in meditations with the ‘Great Spirits’ and lean on hope, faith, love and grace to get us through.

The Meditation/Prayer – While we would like to be perfect, we come to you in these moments of meditation/prayer and recognize that only you, the ‘Great Spirits’ are perfect and with that we say thank you, just as we say thank you for all the wonders of the world around us as we travel our own road of life.  While we will never be perfect, we do acknowledge that working toward finding the four fundamentals of life and happiness – hope, faith, love and grace – will make our bumps in the road we make as humans, be much less stressful and much fuller of acceptance.

And we all say Hallelujah, Amen.

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