Chronic Lyme Disease. Can't say I'm completely grateful to have that. It benched me from the life I had (though I've got a much better life in store for me!). Lyme will always be in lurking around in my system like a Logic Bomb (malware). Even when healed from the worst of it, Chronic Lyme Disease lays dormant waiting for the immune system to flip out. But this particular entry isn't a 101 snippet. Rather, it's related to my most recent post on appreciation.
It's been a long long long road. Chronic Lyme Disease has some excellent right hooks and jabs, but throughout the process, I've become a better, stronger boxer and now thanks to God and JSC, I'm in Maintenance Phase (mild treatment) and not full blown treatment. I've started driving longer distances. Picked up a few random jobs here and there. Am slowly but surely getting back into shape. And yes, I'm still brainstorming ideas for my first book. Progress.
With an upcoming appointment at JSC, I thought it might be cool to show my doc that I appreciate his continued work. It's a mixed media piece. A watercolor cut into uneven strips placed onto strong white paper. The brain was drawn on green checked paper...look closely and you'll see the meticulous pattern and black, green and gray pen work. Many ways to interpret. Lyme brain. The jail bars of brain fog. The white background of hope for a better future. It was fun to work on...hope Doctor J likes it.
For the larger, more detailed version, please refer to the mixed media page.
Appreciation. Been on my mind lately. What and whom do I appreciate? What and whom do I consider blessings in my life? What or whom has made a difference in my life? The list is so very long. And without God, I wouldn't have all of these people, things and experiences to be grateful for...so He gets full cred for that brilliance. I want to somehow show and/or tell everyone how they've made me feel, how they are such a blessing to me. One person at a time, one day at a time, one kind word and/or heartfelt gift at a time, I'm going to try to show them how much they've impacted my life in a positive way.
What and whom are you thankful for?