My quiet place where I spend many hours a day…using my coping tools, and finding new ways to thank God for this gift of mental illness.
It is in the difficulties of having this disorder and I have Schizoaffective disorder, which is basically Schizophrenia plus depression, and I also suffer from OCD and lately the ruminations are out of control. I feel deeply many pains but despite this I am doing well right now despite my situation.
My situation with my parents is bleak. Ah how much love for our family can bring us down…
Think about it; all our worries as children, mothers and fathers of dear children, and all family whether blood or adopted in by one way or another. And we are all family in God. For He wants all of us to be in His kingdom one day when our earthly life is over. Love, so precious and sweet, it fills us with goodness and reminds us of good times, past, present and future moments.
But I will not let the declining health of my parents keep me down. No I will take my many comforts~
My music latest favorite being Make me a Channel of Your Peace, the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
My uplifting reading from Buddhism to great saints
Talking with positive people and sometimes even asking them to pray for me and my situation and I get to hear some of their hearts.
My healthy food
My long and short walks
Watering my vegetable garden which I am going to do in a minute
Thinking about the people I love and all their good qualities
Thinking about God and His infinite goodness
Isn’t this enough?
I take my medicine faithfully like a vow because I know it helps me very much
I see my psychiatrist soon but I am doing ok despite the anguish I sometimes feel
Getting caregiver support from local agencies, classes and gifts
I can do this with the help of God
Things do not satisfy
Thank you for reading this