With this being National MS Awareness Month, I've been thinking a lot about movement. Maybe it is because my own movement has been impeded somewhat lately.
There are so many different things that pop into my head when I see the word "movement." Leaves fluttering in the breeze, curtains waving in the breeze of an open window, marching bands, dancers, scenes on tv or movies, music as it crescendos and fades... our bodies as they exercise, our fingers as they type, our lips as they smile, our feet as they take us from one point to the next...moving forward.
We cannot go forward without moving. Pretty profound statement, I think. In order to GO forward, we have to MOVE. Whatever form that takes for us, we have to MOVE if we want to progress, advance.
Movement is so difficult some days for those with MS. (I choose this particular disease because I happen to be one who has it.) I'm not sure why, but lately it is so difficult to move my legs. They feel like a cell phone on vibrate...constantly. It's very annoying, very restricting.
When I think back on what I used to do 10 years ago, I'm amazed at what I can no longer do, but how I've found a new normal to do it. While that may not make sense to some of you, those with autoimmune disorders have to constantly re-invent themselves, finding a new normal to live life to its fullest.
I am one who doesn't, as a rule, focus on the negative. I am the cheerleader, half-full glass, yeah/rah person. I am the encourager, the edifier, the girl people count on for that extra shot in the arm when they are down on their luck, or have a genuine crappy attitude.
I do have my days, however, when I am in the mud in the trenches and I can't seem to grasp onto the hope of someone extending that branch to me to pull me up.
I have a great group of sister-authors...and I appreciate them so much for allowing me to vent the negative the other night. I have amazing people who surround me with their encouragement and support and their unconditional love....regardless of where my attitude is on any given day.
Thank you! Thank you sister-friends, brother-friends, sister-authors....you all mean so much to me and make my life so much richer, so much brighter. I'm just a guppy in a pool of beautiful dolphins, but I'm so excited that I get to be alongside that beauty!
Please remember to join the Crazy Lady Stalkers authors group this weekend at the Ain't Nobody's Fool Author/Reader event as we spend time with our readers. Each has a one hour slot from Saturday, March 29th through April 1st. If you are interested in meeting some awesome authors, please stop by...remember, too, to register for the rafflecopter....a 7" Kindle Fire HD. Click the link on my Upcoming Events page.
Until next week, I wish you warmth and peace in your homes and hearts. Sending hugs and love your way....G