Count Other’s Blessings as Your Own

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Friday Feelings

Yesterday was a hard day for me.  It was one of those days where I had a bunch of things on my calendar and they all turned out a little worse than I had expected.  I had 2 doctors appointments, one of them leaving me in tears.  I had a conference about my child that left me more worried than usual (and let’s be honest, all I do is worry about them).  I wanted to treat myself to a smoothie after one of my doctors appointments and even that didn’t work out.  It seemed like an “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.”

Then I got a text from a dear friend that my prayers had been answered.  I have had her on my prayer list for many months and her news once again brought tears to my eyes (in the best way!).  It was such a reminder to stop feeling bad for myself.  I say it to my children often and the text reminded me the same….you are not the only one who needs help!

While one of my appointments left me incredibly down about myself and the future of my health, I was lifted with news that my lovely friend was given the health and strength I needed.   My pain can be so consuming that some days it’s hard to see through the dark clouds.  My deserving friend broke through those clouds to rain sunshine on so many of us with her text.

So here’s my Friday Feelings and vibes for the weekend…….

Count other’s blessings as your own. 

Knowing my loved ones are surviving and thriving is a blessing upon myself.  It’s easy to feel bad for myself but allowing myself to feel joy in others blessings is a gift.  It allowed me to step away from myself and towards the greater good.  It doesn’t make my big issues disappear but it sure does make a smoothie seem silly.

 

Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. I'm a mom, wife, teacher, and chronic migraine sufferer. I tell my stories and advocate in my life searching for health in a positive honest way.
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3 Comments

  1. Oona on October 29, 2017 at 12:49 am

    So glad for your friend, and so glad that you are able to celebrate with her, even in the midst of your own hard times! I do get what you’re talking about with the smoothie. The day when my best pair of migraine-fighting sunglasses fell on the floor of the divorce lawyer’s office and broke still sticks in my mind as one of the absolute low points! It’s not the smoothie or the sunglasses that create the problem, but they feel like the absolute last straw when other things are bleak. Give yourself lots of love this weekend. We’re all in this together.



  2. mymigrainelife on October 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I would be so upset if my glasses broke! What kind do you wear? I have both axon optics and theraspecs. They both help me! Thanks for your comment! Being in it together helps.



  3. Oona on October 29, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    In those days, all I knew about was blue-light filtering sunglasses. They helped quite bit, but didn’t work preventively. That was a long time ago, and I haven’t been able to find replacements for the ones that broke. I’ve been reading your remarks about both kinds of lenses, hoping to find a new option.



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