Tomorrow is Infusion again. I have this every three weeks. A lot of people ask me what is wrong and then I have to explain to them. So I thought it would be a good idea to write it down here in my blog. So I don’t have to explain it all the time although I don’t mind telling it really if you ask me nicely.
It is that time of the year. The time people make plans for the year coming. I can’t help but thinking about what to do differently in 2014. But nothing comes to mind. Over the past years I have learnt that plans often don’t work. As soon as I have set a plan reality catches up with me and changes are made. Life is a funny thing regarding to plans. It never seems to take you on the road that you have set out for yourself.
So here is my advise:
- Don’t make any plans.
- Don’t make a list with New Year’s Resolutions.
- Do not, I repeat, do not write down what you want to be doing in August.
- Live your life to the fullest
- Praise God for what he has given you
- Etc. …
Quite a list, don’t you think?
This week I am on infusion on a Thursday. Not that is feels any different than on an Infusion Friday. Except that for some unknown reason the sun is shining more brightly than usual. And I am happier than usual. For a reason. You see, I have a little confession to make.
Today I received my first rejection letter. Not that I had any hope on a positive response. The most realistic perspective is being on the dole in a few weeks. By the end of January next year they’re letting me go, why you can read here (please ask for a password, friends only), and as time is passing I am getting more and more desperate. I literally have no clue what to do!
Merry Christmas to you all! And I don’t just say it, I really mean it too. As my friends you might know I am very fond of this time of the year since with Christmas I am very much aware that Jesus saved me from my bad nature and made me a new person again.
Christmas, His arrival at planet Earth, the Gospel, friends and family around me, lovely food, the music, lights and decorations in the room and the feeling being connected with my very dear friends near and far, it makes me feel happy again whilst there are so many reasons not to be. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
I wish you God’s blessing for this Christmas and the coming year. May dreams come true and most of all, prayers be answered. For all of you.
P.S. Did you get a chance to read my Christmas poem I wrote especially for you this year?
As many of you may know, I’m the one with ADHD. Always buzzing about, can’t sit still for a bloody moment and always yapping cheerfully. Sometimes I get on peoples nerves, most of the time I am ignored. I can’t be bothered really, those who know me well enough not to be driven up the wall by my idiosyncrasies are my true friends and they take me as I am.
Remember I wrote about that morning we had English Breakfast with friends? This morning we were back together for coffee and a drink. And as usual it was yet another morning full of laughter and fun. It is so important to have friends that are just there for you and take you as you are. And boy, did we laugh again today.
Or, as in Mole’s very own wise words in The Willows at Christmas: “Friends are important!”.
The image in this article has been replaced by a placeholder image in anticipation to EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Article 17 – Right to property becoming effective.
Yesterday I had my infusion again. It was a rainy and stormy day, hail storms and dark grey skies all throughout the day. Since I had to stay on the couch till my infusion was done there wasn’t much to do but waiting. The world outside wasn’t hardly worth looking at. And in the midst of all that grey there was this rose in the middle of the room. So it was a room with a view after all.
A little while ago I wrote this article, Abide with me. It is one of my favourite hymns and I sang it a lot in church. Below a video where aunts and uncles and cousins sing this hymn in the Van Gemeren’s Familiekoor. (Van Gemeren’s Family Choir) I am very proud of my family, I was once a choir member myself in this choir for a few years. Listen to them and enjoy!
Because I broke my back years ago my back has always been bad and a cause for persistent pain. Over the past 20 years my back has become worse and sometimes I cannot leave the house because of that. I am now starting to accept the fact that I need to use a walking stick for getting up and about and for walking. Especially in the weekends when I am tired I really need one.