"Live life on purpose ~ not by accident" ~ Alicia

"When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there."
-- Author Unknown

"A laugh is a smile that bursts.” ~ Mary H. Waldrip

"Set your goals high and don't be deterred by those who say it is impossible." ~ Steve Fossett

"Our Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless."
Jamie Paolinetti

"A day without laughter ~ is a day wasted"
Charlie Chaplin

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
— Martin Luther King Jr.

"Gratitude is an inner smile shared" ~ Alicia

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The difference between Illness and Wellness©

"The Difference between Illness and Wellness is WE!" ~ from a meditation I heard from Tara Brach...

Hello my friends!
I hope this blog finds you feeling well.

I love, love, love this quote!
If you haven't noticed, many of my blogs
discuss the isolating issues that Chronic Illness brings.

After writing 60 or more blogs ~
I hear this quote....
The difference between getting well
and being ill is WE.

Friendship.  Family.  Laughs.
Company.  Dinners.   Giggles.
Games.   Support.  Talking on the phone.
Texts.   Emails.  Walks.  Deep belly laughs.

In the last few weeks, a few friends
have reached out to me to really get
me out...or to come over ~ or to chat.

Did it make a difference?
YUP.  Why?   Hey, do you love to laugh?
Remember fun times?  Make great new memories?

Think about it today.
Are you more about you?
Or are you a WE person?

Pick up the phone ~ Call a friend,
email someone that you know you miss
and will make you smile.
Make a lunch date with an old pal.

Change the world...yours and someone else's!

Listen, we all know EVERYONE is busy...but ~
we all need to pay it forward...make the time.
You, me, WE are worth it, aren't WE?
Then ~ share your great stories with us!

Healing hugs,


Darlene said...


mlsafrancis said...

well said, and I really need to take that advice!

Alicia said...

Thank you, my friends...and Misafrancis...let me know when you move forward on this one...I'd love to hear what you do. xoxo :) ~ alicia