Tuesday, October 25, 2011

all good things

If you've followed this blog for any length of time you know that I struggle with some health issues and have occasional bouts of depression. The last two years have been a little taste of hell when it comes to those problems. Frankly, there have been moments when all I could do was wrestle with the demons in my head that were dangling ideas about suicide in front of me. But for the last couple of months I've been blessed with some relief and you can't imagine how amazing that feels. Here's a little list of what's been good these days:

  • I've barely had to take any migraine medication and the headaches I do get are very manageable
  • I've been sleeping much better without the need for sleeping medication
  • I have felt a great deal of contentment and lightness that has been heavenly
  • I've been doing yoga almost daily (sometimes twice in one day)
  • I've been able to write again (my brain was mush for a long time)
  • I've been able to focus more on my health
  • I've been getting out to visit friends more often
  • I've been cultivating a listening posture towards God and others
I could go on and on.

I'm always a little shy when it comes to declaring that I've found some kind of permanent answer, and I have no idea if all of this is just a sweet little vacation or if I'm genuinely entering a new life without the pain baggage that I've been carrying. But it sure does feel good today. 

Today, there are only these good things. All good things.


  1. I can't tell you how much I love hearing this. Big happy sighs of relief with you and for you ...

    love you,

  2. yea! i love that.... i dont think anybody knows how much.

  3. Yay! I'm so glad you've been feeling better. What a blessing!!!

  4. Awesome! Long may it continue.

  5. I'm so happy to hear that. my experience with yoga is that it is almost magic. just saying.

  6. thanks everyone. i know a lot of you have prayed for me and i thank you for that too. :)

  7. I've walked through some of this with you...I thank God for this rest from pain.

    Love you!

  8. Celebrating all the good things with you my friend! May the prosper and multiply till their reflection is everywhere... In every moment of every day.

    Love to you, M

  9. Must be doin' something right! I've heard the same thing about yoga, do you do that at home or go to a class?

  10. thanks again everyone.

    cheryl: i have a couple of tapes from the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. If you're interested in getting some copies let me know...

  11. this is SO good to hear Terri! While I've been gone from MN for several years now I remember those days when we were together and its good to hear how things appear to be so much better. I also totally get the "is this really a new life" or "is this just a vacation" question...