The Weaver

In loving memory of my dear aunt Lorena who we lost to cancer last night. She will always be one of my favorite people and I will miss her dearly. This was one of my grandfather’s – her brother’s – favorite poems.

“The Weaver”

My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me
I cannot choose the colors
He worketh steadily

Oft times he weaveth sorrow
And I in follish pride
Forget he sees the upper
And I the underside

But till the loom is silent
And the shuttle ceases to fly
Will he unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why

The dark threads are as needful
In the weavers skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern he has planned.


Quote of the Day

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, I will try again tomorrow. –Mary Anne Radmacher

Quote of the Day

If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

–Michael Jordan


Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement –Foster C. McClellan

Celtic Quote of the Day

I love everything Irish and felt like today’s inspiring quote of the day should come from Ireland. I hope you enjoy it.


Quote of the Day

“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.”
— Bob Dylan

This is very true.  We are beautiful, strong people and we struggle with our pain every day.  You can’t see the pain we struggle with, but it’s there.

Quote of the Day

“Everything can be taken from man but one thing  the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any give set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

–Viktor Frankl

Do you think he was thinking of fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers when he said this?  I often feel like I’ve lost a lot of things because of my pain.  My pain can’t take away my ability to choose own path and my outlook on life.  I choose these things.  Not the pain.  The pain can control what I eat,  what exercise I do, how long and hard I exercise for, what type of yoga/stretching I do, if I take a nap or not, if I take extra pain medicine or not, if I wear glasses or contacts, what clothes I wear, how long I can sit still in one position, how good a night’s sleep I get, what chores (if any) I get done around the house, what errands (if any) I run, etc.  The pain does not control my choice to stay positive through all this.  It makes it hard to stay positive sometimes, but it’s still my choice to stay positive and optimistic.  Suffering from chronic pain has changed my life’s path, but I have chosen the path that I’m on.  I could’ve chosen to give up, to not get out of bed, or other things.  Instead I’ve chosen to fight, to work hard to get healthier, and to do anything and everything I can that may help lessen the pain.


(Apparently this is my 100th post on my blog.  Go me! LOL.  I didn’t realize it when I wrote it, but I feel like this is a great quote for my 100th post.  Thanks for reading my blog everyone!)