You are a child of God, precious and beholden of abilities to strengthen not only yourselve but others.
A friend posted a video on Facebook that was supposed to test your sanity- I only made it 40 seconds. I dare you to try.
I find watching my chickens run very amusing. I commented to my husband that if raptors (dinosaurs) had run like chickens I could have never taken them as a serious threat. I would be laughing to hard.
My husband’s reply. “At least you would have died laughing.”
Today my neighbor’s pregnant mare coliced, and needed to be put down. We were able to do an emergency C-section and deliver the colt. He is three weeks premature and will need 24 hour care for the next few weeks, but his first 24 hours will determine weather he lives or dies. I hope for all of our sakes he makes it.
My husband, while running to grab emergency supplies twisted his ankle and had to be placed in a boot for the next three weeks. So the next few weeks in our two houses is going to be busy with invalids.
I was backed into an emotional corner today and snapped. They say we have a flight or fight instinct, and I can stand a lot of crap but I am a fighter and take no prisoners when I start – someone is going down, and I’m out for blood.
I know what I said was the emotional truth but I wish I could have said it with more compassion.
I usually like to be more upbeat or comical but lately, I’ve been having a hard time. Recently my loved ones have been under attack and it hurts me to see them suffer. I start to feel useless because I can’t do anything to take away their problems. These are normal emotions but for those suffering from Bipolar Disorder, OCD and other physical problems it can quickly wear you down.
I’m not saying I need help or encouragement – although I will not deny I could use it – but that I understand.
We may not look sympathetic, or like we are paying attention because we are fighting our own internal battles of how to handle your suffering.