• AmyBumpus

Unexpected Gifts

Getting older is easy….. said no one I have ever heard. We are all on the aging road, but those of us who have traveled it a bit longer have lived with its challenges as well as its mercies.

I have just been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. While my ears heard the diagnosis, my brain was in full denial. It kept saying, “Now wait just a damn minute!” while the doctor’s voice continued speaking through a tunnel.

What I didn’t expect was that this disease would impact my life in as many positive ways as it has the obvious negatives. As I work to get this in remission, bad habits have morphed into better ones. I went into full cleanse mode and rid my body of whatever toxins and negative energy I could. It wasn’t easy, but the trade-off was enormous. I am eating better than I ever have in my life. Having been a lifelong insomniac, I am sleeping like I have only been able to imagine. Meditation has become a daily practice, finally. Even if this disease eventually ends up limiting my motions, it has taught me to appreciate what once was skimmed over on the way to other things. It has reminded me to go back to simple.

I have finally slowed down for the good stuff.

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