249 // Real Life

Today I am grateful for:

  1. Who I have not become as much as who I have. Seeing others fall or fail makes you realize the blessings in the challenges you have overcome, and the ones you have yet to face. My life could very easily have turned out so much worse than it has and I could easily have become someone someone ugly and cruel inside. I’m not perfect, but it took a lot of courage for me to become myself.
  2. Cat naps. I have worked out a strategy against this deep and chronic fatigue I have been fighting. I’ve learned that as little as 15 minutes of rest can restore me to a state recognizable as human and afford me enough energy to complete one or two tasks before I collapse in exhaustion again. It isn’t ideal, but it’s enough to make me feel useful, a feeling I desperately need now.
  3. Small steps. Progress is progress and even the smallest improvement can change your whole outlook, mood, and perspective as long as you take the time to savor and appreciate it. All I have are these small steps, but they are enough. Each one gives me hope. Each one keeps me moving.

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Lisa Marie Blair

Hello! I'm an aspiring writer fascinated by the human condition. You can find much of my work on my personal blog and at Zen and Pi. I also tweet as @lisamarieblair_ and share pictures and poetry on Instagram. Please consider signing up for my newsletter or supporting what I do by sharing a cup of virtual coffee. Thank you!

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