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Day 37 Helpful People and Journalling about Meaning

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Laudisco, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Laudisco

    Laudisco Well known member

    Well, it's pretty hard to just pick one person who has been most helpful! I've been greatly uplifted by Walt Oleksy's encouragement and positive words. I've also found Forest, Ellen and Steve Ozanich's posts quite informative and insightful.

    I've been really blessed by each person who has replied to my posts on the Structured Education Program, as it really helps to confirm the TMS diagnosis and get some outside support. Thanks to all of you!! :)



    Also, I wanted to share an excerpt from my journalling today, as I was dwelling on meaning in my life…

    "One of the areas I have been grappling with lately is finding meaning in my life overall, but also in my circumstances. Ultimately my relationship with God gives me meaning and significance, regardless of what I do – or don’t do. I trust Him for love, for salvation, for hope, for joy and for a sense of genuine meaning and fulfilment.

    Having said that, tonight I had a mini “revelation” (or perhaps more accurately, a realisation) that my chronic fatigue has been a wonderful gift. I feel more relaxed than I have ever felt in my life before. I don’t have any pressures or any plans over the next month. I do have goals and ideas I want to achieve, but I don’t have any work to do, appointments booked, or friends I have to catch up with. I can just rest and “be”.

    On the one hand, it can get a bit isolating and lonely. Yet on the other hand… it is freeing. I’m finally learning how to be at peace with myself, with God, and with other people. I’m finding deeper healing. I’m learning how to meditate on God and experience His love even more."
     
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Laudisco, I consider your kind words about me to be a hug from you. Here's a hug in return.

    Your faith in God makes me feel very warm. You put it so well, your trust in Him in so many ways.
    I remind myself of that a lot, and have conversations with Jesus and The Holy Spirit within me.
    He's within us all, of course.

    I live by myself but with my darling dog Annie, so I'm really not lonely. I usually don't visit out much
    or have family and friends here, but that all changed as Christmas approached, and I've been with people
    nearly every day or evening. It has tired me a little, but also makes me feel good about being with them.

    Feeling isolated but not lonely is a good way to put your life, and I feel the same.

    Feeling that your chronic fatigue is a gift from God has relaxed you, and I smile about that.
    He definitely does work in mysterious ways.

    Stay at peace with yourself and your life and hope you have a wonderful, happy, healthy, prosperous new year.

    Annie says hi.
     
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  3. Laudisco

    Laudisco Well known member

    Thanks so much for your beautiful message Walt!! I haven't been on the TMS Wiki/forum for a little while, so I just read it. I feel really uplifted!

    Bless you heaps!
    Lauren :)
     

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