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  • (Cricket) Who Am I? Why Am I Here?

    Who am I? Why am I here and what is my purpose in this world?

    These are all questions each of us have asked, either silently or screaming as loudly as possible.

    The answers are simple: I am Me; Myself. I am the one and only ME that ever has been or ever will be.

    I’m here to do something that no one else can do. Something so important that, even though others may assist me, only I was assigned this special task, and only I can succeed in its accomplishment. My purpose in this world, that special task I’ve been assigned, is to be me. Not just a ‘get by’ kind of me. Not a ‘let someone else do it’ kind of me. Not a ‘who cares anyway’ kind of me. My reason for being is to be the very best me I can possibly be. I will touch the lives of countless others during my lifetime. Each of those people will draw something from me, from my example, that will help them reach their destiny. I must not let them, or myself, down. I must not lead them in the wrong direction. Therefore, I must be the best me that I’m able to be. That’s My job. My purpose. My reason for being.

    I need not surpass, equal, or even come close to the accomplishments of others. All I need to do is what I CAN do. All I need to do is the VERY BEST I CAN. All I need to do is TRY. I don’t need to impress anyone. But in knowing I’ve done my best, I impress myself. There is no greater reward than knowing, and appreciating one’s own accomplishments.

    Friends, try to erase from your mind any thoughts of inabilities. Lay to rest all those “I used to...” , “Before all this happened, I could….” ways of thinking. Instead concentrate on the ABILITIES you have TODAY. If all you’re able to do today is get out of bed long enough to use the bathroom, consider that an accomplishment. There are many who can, but will not try, to get out of bed. If all you’re able to do is watch your children play without joining them in the fun, consider that a blessing. How many children have no adults in their lives who care enough to share their time. Time is probably the most precious gift you can give. It cannot be bought, it cannot be saved for later use, it cannot be repeated. Sharing your time with others is part of your purpose; something only you can give. That’s definitely something you’re ABLE to do.

    Work according to your abilities. If being unable to hold a full time job is filling your life with frustration, try part time work. If that’s still beyond your abilities, try to simplify your lifestyle. Treasure the things you do have and be grateful for them. Realize that your NEEDS are easy to obtain, and they‘re far less expensive that your WANTS. Having what you NEED brings happiness. WANTS, on the other hand, are really nothing more than clutter. When I look around my house at all the things I have that once were WANTS, I see things that need dusting. By simplifying your life, by putting more priority on your needs, you’ll soon find that long hours and huge incomes just aren’t worth it. If you need to work to cover your needs, then by all means work. But if you’re working because you think you need what you want, it’s time to re-think.

    Always try. Do all that you can, to the best of your abilities. Lend a helping hand. Offer a kind word. Share a smile. Expect nothing in return. Those are the most important steps toward fulfilling your purpose in this world; your pathway to being the most successful YOU this world has ever seen.

    Just sharing my thoughts.
    With Love,
    "The beauty of the human mind over the body is that if you can't run, you can walk; if you can't walk, you can crawl; if you can't crawl - stay still and imagine getting there. ~ Johnnetta B. Cole ~"

  • #2
    <img src="graemlins/hi.gif" border="0" alt="[hi]" /> CRICKET! Thank You for such an inspiring
    letter here [img]wink.gif[/img] YOU are such an inspiration to
    so many people, 1 of them being ME [img]smile.gif[/img]

    You are an <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[angel]" /> cricket [img]wink.gif[/img] <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" /> from lots of us here on the ICN [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Sending ((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))

    Think on those things that are true, pure, just and honest
    Then~ You will have perfect peace~


    • #3
      Cricket, that was beautiful and very inspiring. We so take for granted the here and now and live with regret and that is something I have been guilty of and have been working hard to undo that and it does make a difference. Did you write that yourself, cause it sounds like it comes from your heart. Thanks for sharing. <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[angel]" />

      "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." --Helen Keller


      • #4
        Thank you, Cricket. Your post made my day.

        <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" />
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        • #5
          Hello Cricket:

          That was *just* what I needed to read today after spending the better part of yesterday crying over my recently lost abilities. &lt;My IC onset recently and the transition from my old life to my 'new' life has been very abrupt, like so many of us here.&gt; <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" />

          Thank you for posting it. If just one of us posts something inspirational on the day we each feel we can then the rest of us would all have a positive thought to help us through that one day. That is the power of a group, huh? <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" />

          I hope the love and warmth you shared come back to you a hundred times over today!

          Warm regards,
          <img src="graemlins/blink.gif" border="0" alt="[blink]" />


          • #6
            Hi Cricket...been feeling bummed out and sorry for myself lately and reading your letter has helped me put things into perspective! That is why I love this message board!!!
            Thanks again, Lainie <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[angel]" />


            • #7
              Thank You, Cricket!~!~!~!~!


              • #8
                Big hugs <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" /> to all who replied. You've lifted my spirits and brightened my life. Thank you for helping make this another great day! [img]biggrin.gif[/img]

                With Love,

                "It is good
                To have a past
                That is pleasant
                To reflect upon.
                Take care
                To create
                Such a gift
                For your future."

                by Mattie Stepanek
                (11 yrs old, MDA National Goodwill Ambassador)
                "The beauty of the human mind over the body is that if you can't run, you can walk; if you can't walk, you can crawl; if you can't crawl - stay still and imagine getting there. ~ Johnnetta B. Cole ~"


                • #9
                  Thank you for being so inspiring!



                  • #10
                    Hi Cricket,
                    Your inspiring message made me shed many a tear. I have been trying to do too much although I have this disease.I am hoping that the Elmiron will work and I will have a more normal life. I have been feeling very tired lately and that has made me depressed. I am not sure if I will always feel this way, but I know that your message touched me exactly when I needed it! Everything you said is so true of how I feel. I used to be so good at not being vain, but lately it has been tough. You helped me to see that I can get to the point I want to be at again!!!! [img]smile.gif[/img] Thanks!Melanie <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" /> <img src="graemlins/kissing.gif" border="0" alt="[kissing]" />
                    Melanie R.
                    "God carries us through the times that we feel the lowest"~unknown