(‘Lenny & Me’ refers to myself and my constant companion – chronic illness and disabilities with the lungs in severe asthma/COPD. ‘Lenny’ is a name I gave my chronic illness because giving it a name I find it easier to deal with.)
Recently the world around me has become filled with sickness, anything from COVID to RSV to the Flu.
Despite all my shots and boosters, I find myself many days having issues looking for the hope in the day, hope that it could be just a normal day and that my lungs would not have to be so worried about entering into the world outside of home.
From the book “Living Today – 40 writings of comfort for those battling a chronic illness and/or disability”, I found the following excerpts:
With writing titled “The Desire of Hope”, their moment of thought they stated, ‘So many days when we may be in the middle of yet another battle with our chronic illness or disability, hope for a better trip in life can seem to be beyond the horizon of the future and in some moments beyond the horizon of even that day or the next.
In hope, people look forward ‘to desire and consider possible’ something which at the moment, may seen out of reach or is just simply unseen.
Now we could go for a lengthy amount of time discussing the many angles of hope as a word or in definition, but for now let us presume that the majority of us know what hope means to us individually and that hope is a continued presence within our daily travels and battles of life.
When we look at the four fundamentals of happiness, hope may be one of the most important.
Presuming that most take time each day to spend time with the Great Spirits, it is in those times that we should express the longing or desire for something to occur based on our belief in the power of the Great Spirits and our own abilities to make it happen.
We all hope when we rise-up at dawn, that the day will be full of good moments and not necessarily any major battles with our chronic illness and/or disability.
When and if we do have a major flare-up with our chronic illness and/or disability, it is hope that will unlock the door of discouragement and present us with reasons to fight and work through the flare-ups.
Working our own travels of life, as well as our individual walk and talk with the Great Spirits, we must always keep a clear vision on hope, the first and possible the most important of the four fundamentals of happiness – hope, faith, love, and grace.
In their ‘Moment of Meditation/Prayer’ they note one should always be grateful and thankful for the wonders of life that surrounds us on our own individual path of life. Praise the Great Spirits for giving us the gift of self-will as we continue to seek the guidance and wisdom offered as some of the reasons for hope no matter how difficult a moment or situation may be.’
I find this book a help since they cover other such subjects as Unhindered Time; Not Being Perfect; Beyond Labels; Being Content; Don’t Judge the Cover; Do Not be Afraid; and Importance of Failure.
Being a preacher’s kid, I understand the importance of taking time for yourself in private meditation or prayer where you can go deep within to help yourself with the help of the great spirits.
As important as it is for me to start my day with laughter by reading some jokes or a select group of six daily comic strips, it is also important for me to take time (and may days, several times) to just concentrate on myself and my most inner thoughts and feelings at the moment.
Much of the greater spirit influence comes from within our own heart and mind as we personally dissect the wonders of the world around us, the people who interact with us and the flow of our fast-paced trip or travels of human life itself.
Maybe a book such as this (it is available on Amazon.com – just type in book and the title I mentioned earlier) is good for some and it might not be for others, but I for am will always try what is out there to help me keep my best grip on sanity as I possibly can.
And this folks is where ‘Lenny and I’ are to today.
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ALWAYS REMEMBER (because I have COPD and severe Asthma) – If you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
With that, I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings, and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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NOTES & DISCLAIMER: Sometimes we share what may seem like medical information, but we are only giving descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or Asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer medical founded information.