Thinking about this prompts me to think for a while about how bad we are at thinking of the long term, about putting the day to day into perspective. I know when I was ill that every difficulty seemed like it might just be the final straw. I still do this from time to time now, I think that the crisis I am facing might be catastrophic and yet a month down the line it is completely forgotten. I’m going to ask two things of you in my first blog. The first is a challenge, next time disaster strikes, try to put it into the big scheme of things; that meal that did not go so well, it was just one meal, that argument with your friend, it will blow over if you let it, that exam grade that was not up to scratch, it was just one grade, it can always be caught up. The present sometimes seems to carve out our future irrevocably and yet past rarely dictates the moments of our present.
My other request if for your stories. Has anyone like me once been so low, so caught up in illness and yet now reached a point in life where you can stop and say, I’m grateful to be alive? We would love to share your success!
Until next month, chin up and carry on, it will be alright in the end!