Sunday thoughts from a Fibro mind #9

I have had such a lovely Sunday enjoying the simple moments.  As I am sat here typing I feel so content, that is a good feeling. 

Earlier in the week, I vowed to have more switch off time and it really has made a difference to my mood. I really do not cope when I am overloaded. 

This week has given me lots of thinking time resulting in mental clarity on a few areas. I have spent some time pondering where I actually fit in. 

I am not a "real none disabled" ie, full walker but not a "real disabled" person so what am I? 

"Definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. You're disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities."  (Source) 

By definition I am disabled, this got me thinking a lot, good positive thoughts towards acceptance and appreciation of all the people that have a reduced ability to do normal daily activities. 

It really is good to know who you are, not that I ever wanted to "fit in" but it does help acceptance. This is why a diagnosis is so important, the limbo period is so challenging on positivity. 

How can you possible grieve the old way of life without knowing what the new one involves? 

Research into illness and disability is essential. 
It is coming up to Fibromyalgia awareness day 12th May so I will be waving the Fibro Flag often. 

I have included some of the photographs from this week. It has been lovely. My week is always filled with so much pain, so much debilitating lethargy yet so many moments of real happiness and that is good enough for me. 

Got a few bedding plants done. 

I love the little Buddha area in my garden. 

Pretty flowers make me smile. 

Mr 10 and I planted Strawberries. 

This colour combination was so pretty. 

Finished this beautiful baby blanket. 

Decoupage collage fun.

Mr 10 made an orange collage.

Mr 13 made a green collage. 

Messy Sunday fun. 

We painted bottles in bright colours. 

I posted an image on my facebook profile this week and received so many lovely comments about my hair, this made me so happy. If you have not followed my journey to grey then have a read of My journey to grey hair.

When you consider my words in December 2016, this boost was massive to my confidence.

"The last few months have been a journey. This is going to sound quite dramatic as all I really did was shave my hair off but for me it felt so much more. My hair was my mask, I hid behind it yet once removed I was laid bare and felt very vulnerable. I look at other women with very cropped hair and see beauty in them yet I felt all my femininity was lost.

I really did feel ugly."

How has your week been? 
Hope it gave you lots of reasons so smile and if not then get yourself a notebook and make a happy list. You are an amazing person with so much passion bubbling away so ignite some of the flames that illness has affected and shine. 

Make yourself a happy list

 Love and gentle hugs to you all


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