There’s nothing quite like a bouquet of roses to cheer a girl up.
Yesterday was a rather unpleasant one for me.
Occasionally adrenal fatigue, something I’ve been dealing with for more than two years now, creeps up and hijacks my day like nothing else.
Yesterday was one of those days.
Certain emotional and hormonal stresses seem to trigger it.
I endeavour to be philosophical about it while I continue to seek professional help.
In the process I’m learning to take better care of myself.
And I’ve learned to live in the moment; to listen to every message my body sends telling me to pay attention.
But I guess, in spite of my best efforts to buffer my social commitments with appropriate down time, I over did it this Thanksgiving weekend, because yesterday my body shutdown and, in no uncertain terms (and certainly not pleasant ones), told me to rest.
Re-runs of Downtown Abbey on the DVD became the soundtrack of my day. I’ve watched it so many times it requires no effort on my part to enjoy it.
So, today, feeling somewhat more my regular self, I selected a bouquet of roses from my recent photo archive (aren’t they divine?) to remind me that beauty abounds, even when we’re not feeling so good.
We just need to open our eyes … and stop to smell the roses. 😉
These roses served as part of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society Coronation Arch 2013 ~ an art installation celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s coronation.
I love roses!
There … I feel better already.
Thanks for visiting …
©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013
4 thoughts on “A Gift of Roses”
I have similar problems with chronic fatigue related to both my Crohn’s and fibromyalgia. It’s very frustrating!
It is frustrating, that’s for sure. But I appreciate the lesson in self-awareness and try to stay positive about it. This was my first such episode since May and I know what triggered it, so I just need to continue to do my due diligence and take care of my self. Of course, I wish you all the best on your journey. Remember to smell the rises … 😉 … Thanks for stopping by and be well … Dorothy 🙂
It’s great if you can learn what triggers episodes and try to avoid those situations! I often find that I know doing something in particular will lay me low for a few days so if it’s something I really want to do I try to plan around it and leave myself a few days for recovery. The natural world is my solace 🙂
Mine too … 🙂