Well I’ve chatted a lot about the negativity of chronic illness, I’ve also searched hard for the positive.
Recently I’ve managed to find myself in crisis, one of those moments when it never rains but pours. I made a list of ‘losts’:
- My health
- My work
- My heart
- My home
Pretty huge things and I don’t have much left. But to reexamine the list, stop and breathe has truly been insightful. Despite my stubbornness I’ve been forced to halt and reassess.
My healthI do less things and a slower pace. These are things that I enjoy. My workI transfer my skills to find something that fits with the above. Work is about love not money. My heartIt’s about time I stop letting others destroy me and love myself. In turn I make room for good people. My homeI simplify my home and living to make it work for me and love everything within it
So I welcoming ‘The Art Of Slow’ whatever this means! I’m discovering it day by day as a personal journey. Adapting to the seasons and the needs of each day as it comes. Savouring moments and building them into something special.
Thank you chronic illness, you gave me the gift of slow…