We adapt our daily lives to habit,

The line of least resistance for minimum stress:

Personal survival.

Sometimes, with a goal and a plan

But often not.

Perhaps one we don't believe in anymore

Or we don't actually remember.

Big goals get fractured into little goals

Day in and day out – gazillions!

Always others to be considered besides ME!

Especially children

And spouses

And parents!


So, we often think but rarely say:

'I do this because I have to'


'I do this because I want to'


'I want to do this because I have to.'

The hardest of all -

Giving Joy a chance

For positive mental health

And the glimmer of Grace.


Do you think any other animal

Feels this?

I don't think it is impossible.

Read their eyes!


Cynthia Buell Thomas, Oct, 2019



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Don Matthews

Wed 30th Oct 2019 12:24

Looking after oneself is just as important as looking after others. We often forget this.....

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 30th Oct 2019 12:19

I had a post chemo check-up yesterday. All is going well. We now know I'm in the 20% of 'hard to read'. My husband just chuckled.

It was a relief, actually, because I'm finding myself 'hard to read' these days. Writing and WOL really help. Thanks for your tolerance.

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