Woke Up Feeling Awful

It doesn’t happen as often as one would think given the current state of my life, but I woke up today cursing the fact that modern medicine means that instead of being able to look forward to a nice, early death in the next couple of years, I’m probably facing another 40+ years of this shit.  Yup.  It’s going to be a long day.

So, for today, I’m asking anyone who cares to to share the words of encouragement, ideas, something funny or whatever they use to keep themselves going when they’d just as soon not.  Or maybe you just have something nice to say.  Leave it in the comments below. It will be duly appreciated!

But first, for those of you who can appreciate some dark humor and are wondering why I’m reaching out to strangers rather than to my loving cadre of family and friends – it’s because I’m surrounded by people whose idea of being helpful and encouraging looks something like this:

Ahahahaha.  I wish I were kidding, but since I’m not, I might as well laugh about it!  It’s a pretty low bar, but I’m thinking y’all can do better than that.  Share!  Please?

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  1. You guys left me high and dry! Oh well, in case anyone else needs it, here’s what helped me today:

    Read a bunch of George Carlin quotes to make me laugh.

    Collected and shared the following quotes:
    “Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.” – John Donne
    “May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” – George Carlin
    “Just as we lose sight of the sun during a storm, so we lose sight of our strength during life’s storms. But strength, like the sun, is only made visible once the thunder of doubt has quieted, the gales of chaos have calmed, and the torrent of tears have dried. ~ Our inner strength: Just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.” ~ by Sandra Kring

    Watched Finding Nemo with Olivia and laughed at Dory. I love Dory.

    Cried. Prayed. Cried. Prayed. Cried. Prayed.

    Quieted myself, called up and sat with the feeling of joy and wonder of God.

    Meditated on what it might mean that we are made in the “image” of God and the implications of that.

    Listened to Nickle Creek.

    Took a short nap with Olivia.

    Listened to a podcast of an interview with Matthieu Richard by Krista Tippet.

    Focused on being present during my interactions with my kids and responding to them quickly instead of waiting for them to start whining or fussing.

    Laughed at some strange, funny and outrageous bible verses I found while looking up the word “image” in an interlinear bible.

    That did it for me. By dinner I was scheming to take over the world. 😉

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