“It’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility.”
Those words jumped out at me from an interview I was listening to online. They resonated so deeply, I’ve found myself thinking about them again and again. There is such truth, wisdom and emotional depth in that one simple statement. Let me set the context.
I’ve had a stuffy cold/sinusitis for the last couple of weeks. There’s something about summer colds that makes them all the more miserable. Curling up in a blanket with a steaming cup of tea feels more natural in the winter. In the summer, you feel you should be frolicking outside without a care in the world.
I was determined to manage this illness without taking any extra medication. I have enough chemicals in my body in the form of my regular meds and I didn’t want to add in any more if I could possibly help it. In any case, I’ve never heard anyone rave about decongestants – you can’t even take them for long otherwise they cause the exact problem you’re trying to treat! So I used some of my favourite helpers and did a bit of research to add in some new. Of course, being given beautiful flowers from my parents’ garden perked me up too.
If last week’s post ‘10 Health Benefits of Journaling‘ inspired you to pick up your pen, here are some different ideas to get you started. There really is a journaling style for everyone, whether you want to simply jot down a few points or devote a whole book to a specific area of your life. I’ve started a new Pinterest board on journaling here. It’s full of how-to guides and images to spark inspiration.Read More