Friday, August 23, 2013

Blessings #AugustMoon13

Sometimes we get too caught up with life's circumstances. Count the blessings you've had to be grateful for this year.

Pain backs me into a corner.  I sink to the floor using the wall for support.  My head rests on my knees as I hug myself tight, an act of comfort that does anything but.  I know this space . . . this corner with my name etched into the stone, still bloody from the last time I clawed and scratched at it.  Fear holds me here, whispering harrowing tales of where Pain has taken me before

As my eyes adjust to the darkness I begin to see more of my surroundings.

Messages of love and support surround my name.  Words such as hope, healing, prayers and wishes are emblazoned across the wall in big bold letters.  Expressive paintings fill in the gaps, depicting my journey. 

In the distance a glimmer of light shines through a dirty window pane.  A rusty frame creaks open and a hand reaches out for mine.  As I'm pulled to my feet I look up to see the love in my husbands eyes and realize that I have so much to be grateful for.

Grateful for friends and family, to love and be loved and to have art as an outlet.

What have you been grateful for this year?

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  1. Such an apt message to promote ... sometimes I depress myself thinking of all I don't have intead of finding the joy in the amazing things I do have :-)

    Thank you Kathryn :-)

    1. I think we're all prone to go there. I'm a pessimist and a cup is half empty type so prompts like these by August Moon 13 definitely make me appreciate what I have.

  2. I, too, have an understanding husband, especially when I grapple with the ins and outs of fibromyalgia flare-ups. We both sound lucky that we've found kind and understanding men.

  3. Your essay is so moving and so honest and open. You are an example and a beacon of light to many.

    Brava for another phenomenal AugustMoon13 post!

    1. What a lovely comment, thank you Julie.

  4. Yes, you are an inspiration - to somehow look beyond the pain, which can be so all-encompassing,and express your gratitude for all that you have.

  5. Yes, my friend. You are deeply loved.

  6. your post moved me Kathryn. I feel for you.
    I am grateful for silver linings. I know it's a cliche, but there's a reason that sayings become cliches, there's truth in them!

  7. smiling at your gratefulness of your hubbys love...i am def grateful for that of my wife...she gives so much each day....and in the midst of everything else...all that was provided to me this year, as it was very tough 12 months financially...