Spoonful of Spoonie Encouragment

Mornings for those with a chronic illness are a struggle beyond words. Waking up and willing our bodies to function is a fight. Here is a spoonful of encouragement for spoonie warriors. Happy Monday, brave friend!

You have victoriously made it out of bed this morning. The symptoms and pain are already overwhelming, but you’ve got this. You only need to take today one minute at a time. You have all the strength you need, even though it might not seem that way. Anxiety and depression attempt to dictate your day. Take a breath. Take a break.  Get some rest. Keep fighting to make today the best day possible.

You have been chosen to walk this path. It is one filled with heartbreak, disappointment, and setbacks. Walking the path of someone who is chronically ill is a challenge to say the very least. Being sick has most likely disrupted your flawless rhythm with life. It has stopped you dead in your tracks. Your illness has tried to toss your dreams out the window.

Though this path is difficult, I assure you there is a lot of beauty to be discovered. Sure life is not what it used to be, but the song you sing is just as beautiful. There is hope, joy, love, laughter, and life to be found on this path. You will be able to recreate your wonderful dreams. You are still you, despite your illness. You are an amazing and beautiful person with a flawless story and a huge purpose.

    There will be days that you become overwhelmed and feel completely alone. Your feelings are understandable, however, I promise you, you do not walk alone on this path. There are people who care about you, people who understand how difficult the journey is, and people who want to support you.

I am proud of all you have accomplished. I know you will thrive today. This week will be lovely simply because it is the only choice. While you don’t need to be positive all the time you need to take baby steps forward. You are doing amazing. Raise your coffee (or tea) to a great week warrior!

Job 33:14

“For God speaks again and again, though many people do not recognize it.” Job 33:14

There are times we become to busy to keep in touch with God. Rushing through the routines. We go through the motions, especially in our walk with Christ.

At times we acts as though God is Santa or a genie to give us what we want when we want it. Merely interested in what we want. When things don’t go our way, many times we throw a fit like a small child.

We neglect to seek his will and we neglect to keep him at the center of our lives. We become consumed with our whining and complaining that we don’t hear the gentle whisper of our Father. Noise pollutes the air. We rarely retreat to a quite place to sit in his presents.

February

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February is a month focused on love and romance. I challenge you this February to focus on loving yourself, caring for yourself, and loving your story. You are a beautiful individual with so much to offer the world. You have many talents. The things you are passionate about add to your uniqueness. Your passions are there for a reason. You are chronically ill but there is so much more to who you are as a person. You are going to make a huge impact in this world.  Take time to understand why and how much the people in your life love you. Take time to take care of yourself, do things you enjoy, and rest. I hope that this month you can see how wonderful, precious, and valuable you truly are. 

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Wishing you a month overflowing with beauty, blessings, and love. Take everything moment by moment, you have all you need to get through this moment. You are a strong, admirable, and beautiful individual. You are too amazing to put yourself down or speak negatively about yourself. Praying this month is pain free and that you have more then enough spoons. Sending warm hugs and prayers.

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Comment below something you love about yourself.