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Sometimes We Need a Reminder…

My Guy gave me this card many years ago and I have framed it and placed it in our meditation room. Because I find it so heartwrenchingly beautiful, I move it around often. Sometimes it’s on the bookshelves; sometimes the refectory table. Then one day, it’s on the chest or gets moved over to the end table. By moving it, I am constantly seeing it anew and it’s not just blending into the decor. I need to be reminded of this constantly. Life is not only lived in the good days. It’s lived in the bad ones, too. And EVERY day, I am making a transformation into a better and stronger and more beautiful me! I am a butterfly. And so are you.


Jayne is a happily married fifty-something who struggles daily with the challenges of living with debilitating pain, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue / myalgic encephalomyelitis . With a career background in the Private Club industry, she was forced into early retirement following a spinal injury when she was in her thirties. Jayne and her husband, to whom she refers in her writing as My Guy or MG, are the proud parents of a small terrier, avid foodies, culinary entrepreneurs and binge watchers of a little too much Netflix . But all too often, the couch is the only comfy place to be!

11 thoughts on “Sometimes We Need a Reminder…

    1. Thanks,my friend. We need to remember that the lousy days have value. They’re not just a write off!

  1. I love this so much and I can’t tell you how much I needed to read it today, thank you, Jayne. I also really like the idea that you move it around so it’s not overlooked and you can see it and appreciate its message afresh – what a great idea.

    1. Julie, I’m so happy you found this when you needed it most! It is beautiful, isn’t it and so true. We can absolutely be at the very depths of the black hole and then…an alteration…not necessarily as profound as metamorphosis…and we see our situation in an entirely new light. Oh god! Am I preaching to the psychotherapist?? I’d better shut up now, lol. Hope you’re having a better day! πŸ™‚

            1. This could go on forever, couldn’t it? Sorry. Couldn’t resist! In my playful mood. Most rare so I’m going with it! Last response on this thread. Promise!

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