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In the Face of Fatigue…and Pandemic

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If Doris can face it so can we!

 

To all who struggle with this pandemic or any chronic illness, this is for you, just know you are never alone, you are in the best of company…

 

It crumbles like sand
Overcome by a wave

Stealing your inspiration

Or your power to investigate.

Physical tasks must be trimmed
Right down to the quick,

Mental tasks tease,

Like a shadows in the sun
Now you see me…

now I’m gone!

So quickly it fades,
From functioning… To falter,
What felt like a good day or good hour,
consumed and usurped,
Leaving you literally stranded in the midst of stuff!
It dehydrates your thoughts,
It punctures and deflates,
She has you caught
Laughs and knows she’s fine,

while she has you there,
Then leaves you short
Refusing to repay the debt.

So does it defeat you
Steal from you and
Rob you blind?
Or can you befriend it?
Mould and adjust it?
Even a little at a time?

Well, those are questions you pose
And repose, numerous times each day,
As you show up to a
Battle that could go either way!

And is there an answer
To this piece of arithmetic?
Is there is vacination
That can do the trick?

Well the answer is as fickle
As the ego, when it’s in full play
And it defies all logic
On any given day!

Sadly it’s more complex,
As it’s catching in your breath
And the answers
at best, are really hit and miss!

Some discovered and uncovered
Are a chumley mix of tricks
Such as

Pause… and take a moment, to simply catch your breath…

And with dire warning…

Never, ever, use the words…

‘I expect’…
“Rest,” my Da would say…
“Hold your horses, sweet Marie”

Now I recall his kindness
and cherish his request

I dismount & recoup
Heeding his bequest!

Then like a flame rekindling,
Though; not as quickly as it faded
With a streak of determination
You saddle up again…

A dawn of inspiration seeps in slowly, like the morning sun
And brings with it a power, to investigate anon and

With a steely determination
So worn and battle weary,
You acknowledge your, position or condition
And face the day quite cheery!

And with the wisdom of any moment, being yet again undone
You accept what you can
And leave the rest…

unsung!

To all who struggle with this pandemic or any chronic illness, this is for you, just know you are not alone, we are in the best of company!

Le grà,

And with warm Irish hugs!

Mindfully Marie xx

The Power is yours… Quote No.60 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.60 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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Sounds easy…

But when you stop to think about it, how well do you score out of 10?

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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The Power is yours… Quote No.62 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.62 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”….Victor E.Frankl, “Man’s Search For Meaning.”

 

“Remember that you are not a victim.”  What attitude do you choose today?

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine. (If you would like your own copy of Anne’s book send your enquiries to info.devinepublishing@gmail.com)

 

The Power is yours… Quote No.72 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.72 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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At present you may struggle to “Live each day well”  or to find “the blessings and miracles in each day.”  Try to look past the distress of Covid19 and identify small blessings and miracles in your day.

It can be difficult to acknowledge your own miracles such as just getting out of bed and facing another day in isolation, being kind when you felt like being unkind or simply enjoying a cup of tea and allowing your world to stand still.  These are true blessings!

What blessings and miracles have you found, please share them here and Encourage Yourself  Encourage Others to find these blessings and many more!

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine. (If you would like your own copy of Anne’s book send your enquiries to info.devinepublishing@gmail.com)

 

The Power is yours… Quote No.75 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.75 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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“Listen to music that you love.  Music is good for the soul.  So is dancing.”

What have you been listening to?  We’ve been listening to Lyric FM…it is food for the soul!  What music has made you want to dance?

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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The Power is yours… Quote No.83 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.83 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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“What we do matters.
What we say matters.
How we say it really matters.”

How did you say it today? Do you feel proud of yourself and happy as a result?  Or, could you have said it a little better?

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine. (If you would like your own copy of Anne’s book send your enquiries to info.devinepublishing@gmail.com)

 

The Power is yours… Quote No.84 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.84 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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” a stone, a shell or something else that has meaning for you” carried around with you can be so reassuring to ground your thoughts when you feel anxious.

Do you carry a courage item with you? If so, what item gives you courage?

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Did I mention my husband carries one or two courage items around with him!

 

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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The Power is yours… Quote No.85 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.85 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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Take some time out for yourself. Lose yourself doing something you love!  Don’t give over all your time and energy to Covid19.

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Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

The Power is yours… Quote No.86 “Encourage Yourself Encourage Other”

Quote No.86 from Encourage Yourself Encourage Others by Anne Devine.

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More than half the population of our precious planet is in lockdown, meaning we have lost control of our own autonomy. We are united in this loss of control and we are united in being offered a valuable lesson. We can’t control what’s happening in the world but we can control our own attitude to it and what we learn from it. Don’t judge others or try to control how they handle it… “Let situations unfold in their own way and time. And they will.”

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

 

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