Today, I hoped to begin my 2014 postings, as the holidays are now over. As well, my 24/7 head pain seems to be backing off (until today) to about 12/7. (I haven’t used that term before--it seems to fit, though!)
|Baby, it's cold inside too!|
You know it’s cold outside when your windows have ice on the inside of your windows! That’s what the husband and I woke up to--and it was a warm 9 degrees at our house, much warmer than much of the country--see map below.
Strange weather patterns, with their pressure changes, and particularly this one with its dreadful arctic temperatures, ignite pain unlike 90% of people will ever experience in their lives.
We, the 10% who do suffer extreme pain, may relate to one ormore of these paintings: (Sorry they are kinda spread out weird
on this page…can't figure out how to line them up.)
Have to apologize again! Now, I can't ind the site from which I downloaded this awesome artwork!
It was a site specific to pain--if you find it, please let me know!
You’ve come here perhaps for validation, refuge, or understanding of others’ pain.
I leave you with this poem by Thomas Kempis in hopes it will comfort and encourage you, as it does me. It's actually one thumb-tacked onto my bulletin board.
Hang on, friends. God is with us still.
Ah, Lord God, Thou lover of my soul,
when Thou comest into my soul,
all that is within me shall rejoice.
Thou art my Glory and the exultation of my heart.
Thou art my Refuge in the day of my trouble.
Set me free from all evil desires,
and heal my heart of all inordinate affections.
So that, being cured and thoroughly cleansed,
I may be made fit to love,
courageous to suffer,
steady to persevere.
Nothing is sweeter than love,
nothing is more courageous,
nothing fuller or better in heaven and earth;
because Love is born of God,
and cannot rest but in God, above all created things.
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P.S. I’d love to hear about your journey with pain. Please comment or contact me!