Posted on Jan 1, 2016 in Blog |

I’m not a fan of resolutions. I found this on a few people’s blogs and so I am stealing it! I started the list but then my thoughts started to wander . . .

A new skill I would like to learn: Well, I would like to learn how to quilt, but I think that would be the start of a new obsession/addiction. I think I have enough skills that I have learned; I just need to hone them a bit more. I hope to have two of my books published in 2016 and I have ideas for two more, so writing is what I really want to do more of.

A person I hope to be more like: maybe because it is the anniversary of his death, but I want to be more like Jim Rainey b/c he was a man who exuded pure kindness. I want that.

A bad habit I would like to break: Biting my nails? I wouldn’t put money on this one though.

A place I would like to visit: Turks and Caicos – going there very soon!

A book I would like to read: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2152254-sharon-rainey I have about 150 on my Want to Read list . . . I don’t think it will ever reduce to below 50.

A letter I am going to write: I already wrote it. I thanked Brightview Senior Living for the care they gave my father in law during his last three months of life. It has been a year, but I wanted them to know we still appreciate all they did for him.

A food I am going to try: Hmm . . . I am pretty open to trying new foods, so I guess I will have to see what comes up. Jeff is the best chef ever, so I have already tried many, many things.

I am going to do better at: being patient with the healing process. Ok, I really don’t think my patience level is going to improve, but that’s what I want to improve.

I will remember: That just because I can help someone doesn’t mean I have to.   Especially when it comes to my detriment. A good friend reminded me of that this week and it helped me in making some major decisions.

So these are interesting goal setting ideas, but realistically, what do I plan for 2016?

I plan to start treatment for Babesia.

I plan to publish two books (Lyme Savvy: Treatment Insights for Lyme Patients and Practitioners and The Best Part of My Day Healing Journal)

I plan to start writing at least one more book and maybe two

I plan to spend more time in nature and with my husband.

I plan to start walking again and remain free of any further blood clots.

I plan to raise my face to the sun more often and to soak in the warmth.

I plan to listen to our wind chimes more often.

I plan to play with our dogs every day.

I pray every year that my parents don’t die. I know this is inevitable, but I am just being honest here. I pray that 2016 is not the year that I lose a parent.

I pray that our children will be happy, healthy, and able to take care of themselves in doing what they love.

I pray that our children spend time with people who admire, respect, and love them as much as we do.

I pray that none of our dogs die this year.

I am letting go of others’ transgressions. I’m letting them off the hook.

I am letting go of our house “stuff” that is cluttering us physically and spiritually.

I am remaining steadfast with the number one question I ask myself when trying to make a decision: Will this help me heal?

I am trying to accept this Babesia diagnosis and letting it bring me the lessons I need to learn. But I remain steadfast in wishing this would be a curable disease. I know my LLMD is going to do all he can to heal me. So I am in this 100% for the “cure”, not just for the “treatable.”

Jeff and I will probably be asleep when the ball drops. I have found that rest and sleep are key elements of my healing. So I don’t fight the fatigue as much anymore.

My wish for everyone?

Healing.

Whether it is physical, emotional, or spiritual. Or any combination thereof.

Here’s to healing from the cellular level and up.

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