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Courage and Strength

I chose a different quote from twitter because none of the five spoke to me like this one does.  If I’m going to continue to be true to me I will find a way to write from my heart.

Everyday is another fight to continue the fight of what my body is throwing at me.  All of my autoimmune diseases are attacking a part of my body.  My body thinks my thyroid is an invader so it’s killing it, my body thinks my pancreas is another invader so it is being attacked and lupus and fibromyalgia just attack whatever the hell they want.  Lupus is the one disease that affects every single person differently and for me it’s my joints, my skin and my liver. The depression that I’ve felt is a complication of all of the illnesses and I fight that demon everyday.  I wish there was something I could do to make my pain, the fatigue, the sadness and everything in between go away but I can’t.  I take my medications in hopes that the current combination will work and allow me to be me again. I battle my body and keep going and hope that I have enough courage to get an upper hand in this fight.  I buy myself flowers, I love my family and the pupalups and I fight even though I’m just so tired of the fight and sleep when I’m out of spoons.  

The quote is actually from Mr. Theodore Roosevelt.

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”― Theodore Roosevelt

Journey with me … mini2z

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10 Comments

  • Reply susurrus

    I like the way you’ve adapted the prompt for your life by choosing the perfect tweet. Always write from the heart 🙂

    2015-09-11 at 17:39
    • Reply mini2z

      Thank you! I didn’t know what I was going to do but I’m glad I went with my heart.

      2015-09-11 at 19:38
  • Reply MySkyeLark

    I love this quote as it reminds me that a have courage even if I feel like giving up. Courage isn’t the absence of fear it’s the fighting through life.

    2015-09-11 at 21:36
    • Reply mini2z

      I can’t find a page for you?

      2015-09-12 at 00:13
      • Reply MySkyeLark

        @mini2z my page is https://inspireadventurer.wordpress.com/
        Thanks I will check it is on my profile

        2015-09-12 at 00:26
        • Reply mini2z

          It’s still coming up at this page has been deleted on the above link.

          2015-09-12 at 08:39
          • MySkyeLark

            Umm, I will look into that tomorrow and reply.

            2015-09-12 at 10:10
      • Reply MySkyeLark

        @mini2zz I don’t know why it isn’t working. I have tried it when I wasn’t logged in and it worked. Will continue to look into it.

        2015-09-12 at 19:14
        • Reply mini2z

          I’ll log out of WordPress in the morning & try then
          I’m trying to figure out inkinkz in the morning too!
          Will figure it out!

          2015-09-12 at 20:33
    • Reply mini2z

      And I believe you are correct in your interpretation! I have been at the give up and battled my way back!

      2015-09-12 at 00:14

    Thank you for visiting me at mini2z ... Journey with me and I hope to see you often xx

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