|Arizona sunset in my front yard|
|A javelina at my bird feeder!|
|A javelina mug shot . . . Harvey the Javelina!|
Another important piece of the pain relief puzzle for me is to maintain my sense of humor and not to give in to this monster that threatens to rob me of my life. One element in my life that helps me to keep going is trying to keep up with Sid. When I can't keep up with him I make concessions and alter my level of participation in an activity. I maintain a mental attitude of wellness rather than sickness. There's that old saying that when you pick an attitude make sure you pick a good one. And your attitude determines your altitude. I make a point of getting out of the house every day and interact with the people around me. I also joined the local garden club to give me some activity that gives some of my time structure. I may not be able to do the heavier work, but I have skills that will benefit the club in a number of ways.
|A javelina mug shot from the other side . . . bristled up and ready for a fight!|
Meanwhile, I think of you all every day and hope you are finding pain relief for even the briefest of moments and that you have hope and peace and joy in your life. Blessings to you on this difficult journey!