Today’s quote is inspired by the strong Warriors around me, whether physically or through the magic of the internet. There are so many inspiring people I know who struggle, yet continue to fight. Who don’t quit. Who ask for help. Who push for the medical care they know they deserve. And who accept what they cannot change.
“I brought a knife to the gunfight. I am the knife. I am all blade.”
Clementine von Radics
Keep fightin’. Whatever it may be you face…never stop.
If you’re down in the depths, try to find something to make you smile. A memory, a thought, a thing, a book, a quote, a TV show, a friend, a pet, a game, or even sleep and find it in a dream.
May you find peace.
Blogs I updated this week:
C-Sections & Endometriosis: added a March 2018 study published in the International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics & Gynecology of a woman who had a large purple lump on her c-section scar that oozed greenish fluid during her periods. Any guesses as to the diagnosis?
Lupron Depot: My Experience: added an update as to how I’m doing three years later, as well as a 2018 study of long-term effects of Lupron Depot use, published in the Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
And today, I had a wonderful experience while waiting at the bagel shop for my bagel and hot cocoa. I’m standing along the counter where people mill around and wait for the breakfast. Heart of Glass starts playing on the radio and the adorable old man standing next to me begins to wiggle his hips. I also can’t help but tap my foot and wiggle. So, we wiggle together. He and I…two strangers…turned and danced together to Blondie. Without a care in the world. I have no idea if others were watching because the world melted away. It was just our big smiles, eye contact, and laughter. It was…epic.
And when the song ended, we chatted for a few minutes. The state of the world, the fact that he works at a hotel downtown and enjoys people watching, and the joy of a good connection. And as they called his name announcing his grub was ready, he gently reached out, touched my shoulder, smiled, and said, “Have a blessed day.” And he walked away. But his lingering touch, his amazing smile, and our dance will stay with me throughout today.
These types of spontaneous and warm connections are truly a treasure. His name was Gary. And he was wonderful.
Which inspires today’s quote:
“The magic moment in life is when your soul just connects with another soul.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
Don’t be afraid to meet a stranger. Get out there, have a conversation, say hello, cast a smile, genuinely ask how they’re doing. Make their day, as much as Gary has made mine.
Happy Friday!!! It’s the weekend! We made it through yet another week! WOOHOO!
I can’t get enough of today’s quote:
“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way.” ― Steve Maraboli
Apparently, I’ve used Steve’s quotes several times in the past for Feel Good Fridays (you can see them here)! What can I say? I enjoy what he writes.
I hope you have an incredible weekend and live life to the fullest!
It’s Friday (already?!?). This week I am inspired by all of the uplifting and encouraging people in my life.
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” ― Albert Schweitzer
If you are feeling worn down, exhausted, defeated – try to find someone who can lift you up, ignite that spark, encourage you to keep on going. The embers are there…they just need a little encouragement to burst back into flame.
Blogs I’ve Updated This Week:
2018 Endo Events – added a March 17, 2018, Endo Awareness Event in Delaware through The Yellow Cape
Good morning and Happy Friday! Another week has flown by…
This one goes out to my EndoSisters. All of you. But especially the ones that I get the pleasure of sitting with once a month, talking, laughing, crying, enjoying each other’s company. You truly are my heroes.
“Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.” ― Jodi Picoult, Second Glance
And today’s quote is all for my Mom. I love you, woman. May you find that blurred line:
“If I have one piece of advice to give you all about what to search for in your quest for What Next, it’s to find where the line blurs between hard work and happiness for you. To find that thing where working hard at it makes you happy, and where you’re happy to work hard at it.” ― Tom Fletcher
Happy New Year, my Readers and Friends. Looking forward to learning and growing with you in 2018.
Reach out to others in need, help when you can, and act…without expectation of reward or praise. Just do, because you can. But…don’t do it to the point of physical, mental, or monetary exhaustion, either. *wink* Moderation. In all things.
Merry Christmas, you guys. May you have a wonderful weekend.
Much love, Lisa.
Blogs I’ve updated this week:
2018 Endo Events Around the World – added the YellowBelly Ball (UK), the Primrose Ball (UK), the Purple Walk (New Zealand), Wellington Endometriosis Support Group Meeting (New Zealand), and the Women’s Health: Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis workshop (UK).