I have been struggling with inspiration lately. I am not eliminating the possibility that it comes at the same time that I have been experiencing a slight down turn in my health and mentality. I have this “dips” occasionally as I ride the MS roller coaster.
I have only had this happen one other time back in February. Instead of fight against it and force things, I have decided to take the Taoist approach and let the river waters wash me down stream and see what happens. Too many times in life we fight, kick and scream as life drags us in the direction that life is headed.
I have been concerned lately with the pain in my hips. A few years ago my neurologist put me on an aggressive round of solumedrol. It followed an aggressive dose 6 months prior. If you know anything about this evil steroid you know that too much of it can result in restricted blood flow to the hips, leaving the recipient in need of hip replacement surgery.
I wouldn’t be so concerned except the pain is waking me up at night. I remember my shoulder doing the same thing and was remedied by surgery in 2009. I don’t want to have surgery as it will cut it to our charity work and that is very important to me.
Through this ordeal I am seeing how important it is to give. I cannot encourage you more to get outside of your corner of the world and find a way to give your time to change lives.
Sometimes it feels as though I am talking to no one and nobody is listening. The only way we are going to change this world is by helping others. The only way you are going to find fulfillment is through becoming a servant. Humble yourself.
I have a friend of mine Katherine that I met through blogging. We email back and forth a couple of times each month and it is nice to read of her progress as she lives her life cancer free!! (hello Katherine!!). She has helped me become a better blogger and gain better perspective as I learn and find my voice. She reminded me this week of the importance of personal growth.
As we get older we become set in patterns. We do the same things and rarely take on new experiences. This limits our joy. If you are experiencing and down turn in life I encourage you to do 2 things
- Take on a new activity. It could be as simple as going to the park 3 times each week to walk. Or it could be taking on a new hobby. Whatever it is force yourself into a new life experience.
- Find an organization to go donate your time. Working with people less fortunate will open your eyes, I promise.
In the end, life is about you leaving a mark. What legacy will you leave behind? What example are you setting for your family, kids, friends?
Just a thought for a Monday morning…