Celebrating The Ordinary, A Personal Update

Title on the left reads, Celebrating The Ordinary, personal update by Chronically Hopeful, on the right a picture of Char wearing a pink vest and yellow earrings, she's laughing and holding a few coloured markers and pens.

​My happy face, my happy place. What a gorgeous day today! So hot and sunny with a lovely cool breeze... I just love British summers! And today I celebrate with colour. I even mismatched my earrings on purpose, ​they match my mood though!

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​Today I enjoyed a few hours at the desk with all my pens - lettering and colouring. I don't usually sit at the desk, and I won't usually sit there very long either, but it's been a blessing today as it was showered in direct sunlight for most of the day. Vitamin D please! Hot! Hot! Hot!

Since I got sick with ME/CFS I have been consciously finding things daily to celebrate and have found that most of the things that I celebrate are probably very ordinary things to a healthy person. But living with a chronic illness changed my perspective. The ordinary requires so much more effort now, that if achieved it is a victory to be celebrated!

Yesterday I cooked and I also did some painting for a little while, it wasn't a great day for me. Today I will shower! Small things. Ordinary things. Victories!

Time for some bed rest now though, I'm utterly exhausted, but oh so happy!

Grateful I can still draw and colour and am mobile. Grateful for this quiet little flat with my very own patio. Grateful for those friends who reach out and those who pray. Grateful for leftovers for dinner tonight. No cooking! Grateful for technology that keeps me in contact with loved ones far away. Grateful that 2 years ago today my sister gave her life to Jesus and was baptised.

​* This post was originally published on Instagram on ​23 August 2016

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