I felt happy
Does that sound sappy?
Being hugged by a small child
Makes my ills seem quite mild
They are so sweet and innocent
They see the world as magnificent
When they look at you with eyes so trusting
How can you feel anything but loving?
Small children and puppies make life seem so grand!
Their unconditional love makes me feel like I’ve gone to Disneyland!
Puppy kisses and childrens hugs
Are so much better than any drugs
Add to them a few good books and a cherry limeade
And I may just feel I’ve got it made!
It really doesn’t take much to be happy
And I really don’t care if that sounds sappy!
There we have it, another original Tammy poem….maybe I could be the next Dr. Seuss??? Yea, right. lol….nah, but it’s fun to do, so I have no plans to stop.
Pain levels have been going steadily upward as of late. Not much I can do about it. Just rest when I can and bite the bullet and do what needs done when it needs done. Living with chronic pain is a pain. Especially when your disability is invisible. Because as I have said before, if people don’t actually SEE something wrong with you…they have a hard time believing you’re suffering.
I keep trying to live as a “normal” and somedays I do just fine. Then there are days as of late where my acting abilities fall short, and I start biting off peoples heads and fall into bed and burst into tears. Ya spend alot of time feeling misunderstood when you have a chronic illness. Your brain is screaming “Why don’t they understand? Can’t they see I’m in so much pain it’s crippling? Why can’t they get it?” But it’s not really their fault. They don’t get it, because they aren’t living it. Although, if they are close family or friends, the do have to live with it to a degree. They must see you when you’re suffering, they must deal with your moods, they must feel helpless because they can’t help you. They must feel that way, because I know that’s how I feel when someone I love is ill or hurt. I feel helpless that I can’t help them, that I can’t make the hurt go away.
So, although I’m in pain today….even worse than yesterday…I am going to ignore that demon and I am going to do what needs to be done. And I’m going to keep the feeling of that little three year old boys hug and the slurpy smooches of my baby Daisy Duke in mind, and make it a happy day!
I have fallen into a funk as of late, but starting today, once again, I am crawling out of that hole and living with a more positive attitude! I’m sure I will trip and fall again into that hole, but I will ALWAYS crawl out of it and start over!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Choose to be happy! Choose to be positive! Smile! Play with a puppy! Hug a child! Watch the sunrise/sunset! Read a great book! Do what makes you feel like you’re living!
“There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy”….Joyce Grenfell