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I found this; Survival Kit I found this; Survival Kit

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Unread 12-27-2001, 08:51 AM
I found this

DAILY SURVIVAL KIT FOR SERIOUS ILLNESS
by: Thomas L. Mc Dermott

Today I am going to try to live through this day only, and not dwell on or attempt to solve all my problems at once; just focus on the piece that is today. I can do something for several hours that would be difficult to even think about continuing for several months.
Just for today, I am willing to accept the possibility that there is a purpose to this suffering; that it can be a source of meaning and growth for myself and others, though I may not always recognize the ways. And it seems possible that this suffering will not be in vain, because of what may be some kind of existence beyond.

Just for today, let me remind myself that I am basically a worthwhile person, worth loving, despite my faults and limits. I deserve the efforts of others to help me through my illness.

Just for today, I want to be aware that it is all right to want too much from others at times. Illness brings out and intensifies the small child in all of us. And if I feel hurt when those who care for me cannot be there, it may help to remember that they have needs, frailties, and limitations of their own. A lack of response does not mean that they are personally rejecting me.

Today I may feel the need to complain a great deal; I may have little tolerance; I may cry; I may scream. That does not mean that I am less courageous or strong. All are ways of expressing anger over this mess, of rightly mourning my losses. Endurance itself is courage.

It is my life at stake now. So maybe today I can allow myself to be a little less concerned about the reactions or impressions of others. Maybe I can allow myself to feel a little less guilty or bad about what I did not accomplish or give. Perhaps today I can be a little more gentle toward myself.

Surviving this is all so difficult. At times it seems impossible--that I have had enough. Down the line I will know if and when I have had enough, when I cannot push the limits any further. I will have the right to choose to stop, without feeling that I am "giving up." but today I think I can deal with this illness. Sorrow runs very deep, but I think I can rise again.

Just for today, maybe I can give healing "the benefit of the doubt." The drugs are powerful; the natural healing capacity of my body is powerful. And who knows, perhaps there is healing power in my will to struggle, and in the collective love and will of others.

Just for today, perhaps I can take heart that we are all connected. And I may still have some things left to contribute to the family of man; some light to add to the light. Even now my endurance (however imperfect) is a gift, an inspiration for others in their struggles.

It seems reasonable that there is a season for everything, and a time for every purpose. Pain, weakness and exhaustion may distort my senses and spirit. Today, however, I can at least find some hope in nature's way, if not in some master plan. The chances are fairly good, and it seems worthwhile to hope that I will have some cycle of wellness yet.
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  #2  
Unread 12-27-2001, 10:00 AM
I found this; Survival Kit

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
JUST AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thankyou for sharing that with us, so many can totally relate, what a comfort.
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Unread 12-27-2001, 04:50 PM
I found this; Survival Kit

BRAVO!!!

I LOVE IT. IT'S JUST WHAT THIS SITE ORDERED.

IT'S SO VERY MEANINGFUL AND TRULY BEAUTIFUL.

WE ALL FEEL REALLY BAD, ONCE IN AWHILE , AND THAT
WRITTING IS SOOO VERY TRUE.

THANKS FOR SHARING.
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Unread 12-27-2001, 05:50 PM
I found this; Survival Kit

Thanks so much for posting this Robin!!
Truer words were never spoken, and gives a whole new meaning to "taking it one day at a time"!!
Its great,
Thanks again,
Hugs,
Maria
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Unread 12-27-2001, 09:28 PM
I found this; Survival Kit

{{Robin}}

That was absolutely beautiful and so appropriate for everyone here on this forum.

Thanks so much for sharing it!

{{hugs}}

Vicki
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Unread 12-28-2001, 04:58 AM
I found this; Survival Kit

THIS IS EXCELLENT!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS!! WE ALL NEED TO READ THIS...AND SO DO OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES!!
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Unread 12-28-2001, 09:28 AM
Hello

Hi Everyone - I am so glad that you guys like this post. I do too. It gives me courage and a feeling of wellness.
Take Care Everyone - RobinS
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Unread 03-05-2002, 09:33 AM
Thanks Robyn

I will need to read that often in the days to come.

Amy
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Unread 04-15-2002, 03:05 AM
I found this; Survival Kit

Robin:
Thanks for the wonderful words.
I printed it out and am putting next to my bed and will read it every morning to start my day.
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Unread 07-23-2002, 12:59 AM
Wow!!!!

Wow! That was so right on... I haven't been on here for awhile and decided to come look for a bit today and this was the first thing I read. I knew I felt a pull to come back to the sisters tonight. Thank you so much. I'm printing this for my husband to read and sending it to all my friends.
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