As I left Whole Foods (AKA: Whole Paycheck) I drove in silence
deep in thought about the road ahead on my newest journey.
I was reflecting, also, about some of life's challenges I've experienced
and how in getting through the really difficult ones...
Sometimes the change was less than stellar, but mostly I feel
the changes have been positive in one way or another.
I sincerely feel that it's not how many times you stumble
and fall on your face.
What counts and shapes us most
is the number of times we
get back up
dust ourselves off
stand tall....make decisions...(some times hard ones)
...and alter the course.
Thus, the newest journey.
I share it here,
(when I am typically careful NOT to share too much of the deeply personal)
because it may be something that someone 'out there' needs to hear
It is a Pay It Forward type of post because this friend listened
to that still, small voice,
and mentioned a journey SHE took that might help me.
And I knew instantly,
hair standing straight up on your arm, kind of knowing
that what she was sharing was the direction I needed.
You see, I have not been feeling well for a very long time.
Over five years, really, as I look back
and try to chart the spiral downward.
Several bouts of shingles and PHN later, I am struggling to get through each day
doing 1/10th of what I was able to do those many years ago.
I am too young to feel so old.
So with Sandy's wonderful help, I am preparing for a detox
by Dr. Mark Hyman
because I want to take back what was mine...
because I want to enjoy vitality again...
because I want the 30 or 40 years ahead of me to be full and fun...
because I am worth it.
Photo courtesy of philwirks
Posted by Rella