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What's next?


jstern

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Does anybody know what's on the horizon? What will happen if I do xyz? How about LMN? What if I'm not able to do it?

What am I willing to do to commit to doing IT? How can I be sure 'IT' is the right thing to do?

 

Guess I"m waxing philosophical today. It all boils down to what my values are, huh? What are my goals, especially now that I'm disabled?

 

One major goal is: to not be a whiner. I don't want to be a 'burden' to my husband. Yet, what am I capable to do?

I really don't have answers here, I'm just wondering 'out loud'.

My values today are the values I had before my stroke. My faith is in God, even though I questioned Him and His existance especially right after my stroke. I couldn't figure out what I had done to deserve the stroke. But, what does anyone do to 'deserve' anything they get? I 'deserve' nothing good. It's only by His mercy that I"m alive and have what I do. It's His GRACE that allows me to enjoy what my life is today.

 

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Janice:

 

quite philosophical, things I wonder too. I love what Donna says you survived for a reason and not as punishment. noone knows tomorrow & its better that way, otherwise in the fear of tomorrow we will ruin our great present, which is our gift for today. when I am struggling with what's the grand purpose about my life then I just think. I have duties to fill as mother, wife,daughter,sister, friend. as long as I did them to best of my abilities. I won't worry about other things and just enjoy my life.

 

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Janice,

 

Yes, I do strongly believe that we all survived for a reason not as a punishment. and too that God will not give us what we can't handle; though at times I feel he pushes the limits a bit. Many a day I look heaven-ward and say "Enough".

 

You might just need to discover your purpose here now post stroke...perhaps volunteering. Chin up dear friend, tomorrow is another day and it's in HIS wisdom that we cannot see into the future; therefore, we grasp each day and give thanks for still being a part of this world versus pushing up daisies. As I've never had a green thumb, I'm sure I wouldn't be doing the daisies any good either afterwards. lol

 

 

 

 

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My philosphy is like Donna's especially after stroke. I live a day at a time, try not to have high expectations, and don't worry about tomorrow. Today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. Do you know the serentiy prayer; it is one of my daily "meditations" :

 

God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change

the courage to change the things I can

and the wisdom to know the difference.

 

Relax, breathe, and know that you are okay as you are. It is the insides that count. We may not be what we were physically, but we can still help others. Leah :giggle:

 

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