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The Blues

Everyone is capable of getting the blues; it’s what you do about it that matters. I refuse to wallow in the blues, but I do have moments of self-doubt, the “what now” response, and negativity.  I had one of those days today.  It was rough going, but I got myself out of the land of negativity and found my true path where I have a place of peace.

Having a positive attitude no matter what is going on is not easy.   A person needs to have the ability to remember who they truly are: a spiritual being having a human experience.  Today, I had a truly human experience and had to work hard to retain my usual joyful demeanor.

There wasn’t an event that made me flip from being happy and joyous to being grumpy and distressed.  I just woke up moving slow, then it was too cold to eat outside and that just bummed me out.  I let it affect my mood.  All day long, little things that normally don’t bother me really kept me feeling down.  I finally took a brief break and walked outside for 15 minutes.  While I was outside I admired the birds and their music, the gorgeousness of the trees, plants and flowers and the cool breeze.  This small act of walking around on my break totally reset my mood so that I was once again my radiant, positive force for good self.

Being a positive being while in human form is not for wimps; you need to have the fortitude to keep striving to be positive even when the blues try to take over.  And the blues will try to take over.  When it would be easier to allow the blues to take over, remember the old cliché “This too shall pass” is true.

Life is good! God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

Since today was especially hard, I’m including extra photos of flowers from my garden.  I took these particular photos on April 22, 2012.

The Health Talk

I figure it is about time we talked about what being healthy really means.  I would like you to pause a moment and think about the definition of health.  What does being healthy mean to you?  Fill in the blank:  Being healthy for me, means that I can ______.   Write or type your statement then please read further.

We need to acknowledge that everyone is on a different path is this life; no matter how much it looks like the guy next door is on the same path as you, there is something unique to each of you that the other may not know.   Someone who has been free of disease their whole life will have a radically different point of view than a disabled person who struggling with diseases and/or disorders.  Also keep in mind that not everyone on this planet is here to experience the ideal health situation according to the mainstream view of health.

Being disabled for many years, more than I care to remember, changed my idea of what exactly does it mean to be healthy.  For example, in my article “Fading Away” (http://voices.yahoo.com/fading-away-524741.html?cat=5) that I wrote in 2007 as Genie Walker,  on this topic: “For me healthy is: getting up in the morning and getting on with my day without having to notice the effort it takes to actually get out of bed.”  If you want to know more about my past, please click on the hyperlink above.  Today, my idea of being healthy is walking up and down the four flights of stairs at work, just because I can.   At this point, I can only do two flights of stairs with a few rest breaks and lot of sweating.

Now, take a look at your health statement.  Do you still agree with it?  Do you need to make some adjustments?  Whether you keep your original health statement or you make adjustments, post it somewhere where you will see it each day.  If you are already healthy, your statement will be a positive affirmation; if you are not there yet, use your statement as a goal to attain.  Remember to stay positive.

I would love it, if you would share your health statements with me.  If you don’t want to make a public comment, send me a private email at geniespeaks (at) gmail (dot) com.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am the photographer of all the photos I post here.

Miracles Galore

Yesterday, overwhelmed with all the miracles that are occurring on a daily basis I was stymied for a little while.  Focusing long enough to create a blog entry was beyond me.  After resting, I am back on the path and can accept all the miracles as normal while at the same time rejoicing.

I’m looking forward to what life unfolds before me today and I’m looking forward to having lunch with a friend and to a massage from a neighbor who is a massage therapist.   After years of barely shuffling along, I’m walking so much that my calves are one huge knot.   Just the thought of having a massage is making me feel better.

I am struggling to express how much it means to me to have the ability to make plans with friends and then be able to follow through with them.  I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had to cancel because I was unable to get out of bed.  No more.  I am free to explore the world.

I am healthy and so filled with joy that it shines from my pores.  I love my world.

Life is good!  God is great! All is right in my world.

Many Blessings,

Genie

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