Today’s prompt: Sharing Hope: Share your favorite blog challenge post from this month, yours or somebody else’s. The best way to do this is to quote the first two paragraphs from the post and link to the rest of it. Then tell us why it’s your favorite.
This month I read many inspiring posts that I retweeted and/or reblogged. Of them all, my favorite was write by Sarah of mymigrainelife.wordpress.com. The post title is Nature Brings Hope. It was in response to the prompt for day 13 of the blog challenge: Today’s prompt: What in Nature Brings You Hope? Tell us what things in nature bring you hope and why.
See below for a tidbit from the post. Click HERE to read the rest.
Nature Brings Hope
“A place that gives me hope in nature is the woods. We have an amazing park system around where we live and I love to take an afternoon hike. It’s a place I love and am filled with hope. If you ever come to Cleveland, visit the Metro Parks, you won’t be disappointed. The last time I was in a migraine cycle I was down for about 3 days. When I’m down, it’s a tough decision to lay around and suffer or push myself to get out and raise my endorphins. I was at a level 6 or 7 which was better but still pretty bad. I decided to go to the parks with my family.”
Why I love this post…
Every time I read this post it makes me feel tranquil, at peace. As I read, I can smell the woods, feel the cool breeze whirl around me and hear the laughter of children.
Knowing what my 6 or 7 migraine feels like, I saw Sarah as courageous and selfless. She chose to rise above her pain that day, not an easy feat. She chose to suffer so that she could enjoy life, but more importantly share and create a special moment with her family. This to me was so inspiring. It made me realize that I CAN choose life. I CAN enjoy it despite my intense, never ending pain. It also taught me to kick my Migraine Warning to the curb, because special moments are so worth the consequences they can bring.
Thanks Sarah! Every time I get out and share a special moment, on a barely “tolerable” day, I will think of your beautiful walk in the woods.
“The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is organized by the:
American Headache and Migraine Association.”