MEDITATIONS FOR THE CHRONICALLY ILL

By William

In recollecting about my own daily battles and frustrations with health issues such as heart, depression, and lungs (COPD & Severe Asthma), I was thinking about those time periods when things were running better during times when meditations and prayers were part of my routine.

With effort being made to make 2021 a strong year for myself and those who travel life with me, I am determined to get back into a regular routine of doing meditations and prayers.

What better way to share than with words of hope, faith, love, and grace while they also renew us during our daily fights with unrelenting and frustrating chronic illnesses.

So here we have our DAILY THOUGHT, SPIRITUAL WORD, and VOICE OF HOPE:

THE THOUGHT:

Today it comes once again from that wonderful writer Helen Steiner Rice =

The nature of our attitude

Toward circumstantial things

Determines our acceptance,

Of problems that life brings.

THE SPIRITUAL WORD:

Today’s Spiritual Word comes from the Bible and the book of Psalms 131:2 =

“But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a child quieted at its mother’s breast; like a child that is quieted is my soul.”

THE VOICE OF HOPE:

May we on this day, fighting through the harshness of a period giving us outside pain due to the SuperFreeze that has engulfed so many, be thankful to God or our Higher Power for holding each of us in the palm of his hand with gentleness and strength.

Can we look beyond the circumstances of the day and find acceptance in that we have no power to change so many things except for our attitude and spirit.

To many times we look at the circumstances of our chronic illness and all that it does in determining how our hours, days, weeks, and even years progress and feel fatigued or weary due to the vastness of the battles that chronic illness may bring.

Instead, we must be like a child nestled in the arms of his mother or father, we must nestle ourselves within our own parameters and find the strength to overcome the circumstances at hand and accept the battles and have faith that we will survive.

Take time each day, to make moments of reflection on yourself and your higher power or God, for that may be the moment needed to accept the battles ahead and for finding the strength to overcome them all through hope, faith, love and grace.

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