Chronic Not Hopeless // yadadarcyyada


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Zoom version of pet therapy, maybe with your pets.
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You’ll hear stories, maybe share yours

(your choice if you do or don’t, whatever
makes you feel comfortable).
No pressure.
No drama.
No whining.
We’re not hopeless.
We’re not helpless.
We’re still us.
We’re not our chronic conditions, we’re you and me and more,
who just happen to have one or more chronic conditions.

🌠
😀

—- 
Chronic Not Hopeless
// yadadarcyyada

Here I am again, back, I’m a rubber ball that keeps bouncing back to you…
What’s happened since I’ve been here last? 
What hasn’t, but what else is new?

Too many snowstorms. 
Too much time filling out forms. 
In the real world and not real and perceived dramas. 
In and out of various Self-Isolation fashions and pajamas.

The latest thing? “Bridgerton” on Netflix. 
Anachronistic version of “The Ton” for your Lockdown kicks.

Elections. 
Insurrections.
Vaccines.
Still traveling fiends.

Reddit blows the top 
off greedy hedge funds, pop, 
with AMC, Blackberry, and Gamestop!
Poor little Wall Street traders
Sad little corporate raiders

Bernie lookin’ cozy
wearing sweaters now mittens
Joe’s cheeks were rosy
with memes all aglow
Amanda, Gaga and JLo,
Kindness can stay, the rest has to go.

New phone. Who dis?
What else did I miss?

“The Queen’s Gambit”.
Always knew chess was “lit”.
New season of “The Expanse”
I think space needs more plants.Christmas was merry, despite (you know)…
finally, 2020 was hindsight (hope 2021 isn’t a new foe).

 “Chronic Not Hopeless”
trying to have some fun, not make a mess,
I guess?!?

I’m knackered, the world is going “all to pot”, and I’m gobsmacked
anyway, clearly time off was way too Britbox-packed.

When the laundry dings
When the doorbell rings
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply watch/read my favourite stuff,
And I don’t feel so rough 
(let’s be honest, there’s usually tea
and chocolate involved as well).

Oh and in case you missed it,
there’s still a pandemic,
yup, more than a bit.
So Stay Home
(preferably under a dome?)
and join us on Zoom
for free, we’d love to see you,
and you and you…
there’s always plenty of room.

DM me…double mask me?
When’s it gonna get to three?

OK, my rhymin’s a little loose
It’s true I ain’t no Dr. Seuss
I’m a Canadian, what do I know?
We adopted a Chilean penguin
and my best friend’s a moose.

Remember when I just threw in, “Chronic Not Hopeless” (see above), CNH is a volunteer “powered” weekly get together for people with Chronic Conditions, all are welcome. From anywhere, cause it’s on Zoom, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Whether you’re from: Canada, America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, The North Pole, Spain, Japan, Sweden, Brazil, South Africa, Chile, Mexico – anywhere in the world! Anywhere in the Galaxy. Anywhere in the Universe. Free (though we accept donations, gratefully). Safe. 

I know, I know, there are a billion “groups” out there, but this isn’t really a group.

Not a support group.
Not an organization.
Not a club.
Not a hangout.
So I’ve told you what it isn’t, so what is it?

It’s a bunch of friends and just-haven’t-met-you-yet-friends
getting together to: chat, laugh, share, learn, connect, etc. Feel comfortable, stay in bed, on the couch, bad hair day, who cares? You want to do crafts, go for it. Want to drink and/or eat: coffee, iced coffee, hot cocoa, kombucha, pizza, pasta, beer, wine (be careful when drinking and Zooming – common sense and Stay-At-Home), sushi, soup, tea, water, juice, salads, cookies, cake, chocolate…well, whatever you want, or not.

We’re going to distract ourselves from our chronic conditions.
We’re going to share resources, tips, tricks, life hacks about
anything and everything. And we’re going to laugh.
I can guarantee that. 

All that and more, in a drama-free zone.
A place where you can get away from the everyday.
You wanna go where everybody knows, or tries to remember,
your name…where you’ll be glad you came.

Zoom version of pet therapy, maybe with your pets.

You’ll hear stories, maybe share yours

(your choice if you do or don’t, whatever
makes you feel comfortable).
No pressure.
No drama.
No whining.
We’re not hopeless.
We’re not helpless.
We’re still us.
We’re not our chronic conditions, we’re you and me and more,
who just happen to have one or more chronic conditions.

Stay tuned for announcements about FREE online activities, blog posts, Tweets, updates, resources, and so much more. Please follow this, our brand new “Chronic Not Hopeless” page https://chronicnothopeless.ca . Let’s make 2021 better together!

Please join us. Mondays (usually). Monday February 1st, 2021 1pm ET. Monday February 8th, 2021 1pm ET. Tuesday February 16th, 2021 1pm ET (Monday is a holiday here in Canada, Family Day). Monday February 22nd, 2021 1pm ET. Just email: chronicnothopeless@yahoo.com to get a link or DM me on Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1875955569247115…

Our Facebook group where giggles come to live: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1875955569247115…

Twitter, Twitter where we glitter @NotJustChronic

You are here: https://chronicnothopeless.ca

Donate (big or small, we gratefully accept them all):

Ko-fi.com/chronicnothopeless

E-Transfers for E-xpenses: chronicnothopeless@yahoo.com

“Chronic Not Hopeless” Bylaws (Enforceable Only By You)

  • Be Kind. Be Respectful.
  • Have fun. Laughter is healing.
  • Be discreet with information shared by others.
  • Remember, “agree to disagree”.
  • Share or don’t share. Camera on or off. Leave when you wish without need of explanations – we understand. Be comfortable.
  • Be present. Be pleasant.
  • Be aware of “hot button” topics, including but not limited to: politics, race, religion, The Great Pumpkin, etc.
  • Keep in mind, “Chronic Not Hopeless” is “powered” by volunteers with Chronic Conditions,. We will make missteaks, er, mistakes. We’ll forget things. Our entire life is a Mount Everest-style learning curve. We hope that even at our worst we always try to give you our best.
  • Feel free to contribute to “Chronic Not Hopeless” in any way you feel comfortable doing so. That could mean: sharing Facebook posts, Pinning on Pinterest, website pages or blog posts, Retweeting on Twitter, etc.
  • And/or donating via Ko-fi, Paypal, e-transfer to chronicnothopeless@yahoo.com , cash, etc., to pay for expenses CNH incurs such as: Zoom Pro so we can have online activities, the cost of the website, admin costs, etc. This is purely not-for-profit, run by chronically ill volunteers, grassroots community get together – we’re an open book(s).
  • Also, you can write blog posts, help with social media, contribute in any way your skills, energy, and heart can do. It could mean telling family, friends, professionals, co-workers, – well, anyone and everyone about “Chronic Not Hopeless – any and all help is greatly appreciated.
  • “Chronic Not Hopeless” is here for fun, for connecting, for helping – a drama-free zone. We gratefully accept and appreciate any donations – big or small, we love them all! Ko-fi.com/chronicnothopeless chronicnothopeless@yahoo.com We’re not hopeless. We’re not helpless. We’re still us.

Disclaimer for “Chronic Not Hopeless”:
Please consult your physician if you have medical questions, before you start any exercise regime, any new medication, supplement, etc. and if you are feeling concerned about your physical, emotional and/or mental health.
“Chronic Not Hopeless” is a community get together, not a substitute or source for medical advice. Any medical information found here is opinion and not endorsed by “Chronic Not Hopeless”.
If you are feeling uncomfortable, please let us know and/or feel free to leave. We are here to help, not harm.

So you’ve heard this before, “I’m back”, but my heart was always here with you, I just couldn’t get my body to co-operate.

All I can do is keep trying. Thank you kindly for being here when I bounce back in. So Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy New Year, thank you for the birthday wishes, Happy Groundhog Day! https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/02/02/groundhog-day/ —

Happy Valentine’s Day   https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/02/14/who-loves-ya-baby/      https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/02/07/after-all-tomorrow-is-another-day/     https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/01/29/death-by-demographics/   https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/01/29/always-on-my-mind-blog-party/      

As always, thank you for letting me empty my brain onto this blog and thank you for being gentle with that poor old thing. My brain thanks you for your support and your constant kindness.

Chronic Not Hopeless
// yadadarcyyada

Falling Leaves


The blue sky has acquiesced to cold grey arches.

There is little tending to severed leaves detached

by laws of seasons past.

What remains is a collection of treasures stacked

behind a dozing spider, clay pots, a rusty kiln, worn brushes.

Warm breath on sculptor’s bones ease her aching hands

until she is malleable once more. 

Bent and shaped into her own likeness

if she is diligent in the Spring she will bloom again. 

Translation by Bernd Hutschenreuther

Im Frühling werden wir wieder blühen

Der blaue Himmel hat die
kalten grauen Bögen angenommen.
Wenig nur neigt er, sich
trauernder Düsternis zu ergeben,
Wir fallen von den Bäumen,
getrieben vom Gesetz der Jahreszeiten,
der Vergangenheit entfliehend, getrennt von
der Gegenwart.
Unser Schicksal ist die harte Erde,
Wir sind der Sonne verloren.
Eine düstere Sammlung vergessener Schätze.
Sie greift nach den Tontöpfen
und der dösenden schwarzen Witwe
Auf der Suche nach einer abgenutzten Säge, rostigem
Draht und Zedernholz.
Ihre Hände bluten und welken,
ist sie fleißig, werden wir erneut blühen,
im Frühling.

Falling Leaves

Übersetzung: Bernd Hutschenreuther

art by Themes.com “Summer leaves”

Did you know… “Mensch”


Did you know… “Mensch”

Mensch

noun: A decent, upright, honorable person.
Yiddish mentsh (man, human being)

USAGE:

“A mensch is a good man, a loyal man, an honest man. A mensch is the answer to the question, ‘What do women really want from men?’ … A mensch is not usually interested in fame. … A mensch is a veterinarian who will meet you at his office late at night when your cat is sick.”
Ira Wood; The Kitchen Man; Leapfrog Press; 1998.

Source : A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg
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My sixth anniversary😍


My sixth anniversary😍

Today is my sixth anniversary
Time passed So quickly
What should I say🤔
Thanks a lot Google
Thanks a lot WordPress
I want to thank the kind people of WordPress who accepted me
Here I met people of different views.. Religions.. and colours
I feel that I made a family here
My wordpress family
I learned a lot and I am still learning
Six years has passed
I am blessed
Thank Allah for this gift of wordpress
You are my brothers and sisters of humanity
That’s What I really feel
Keep blogging
Keep shining
Sohair
Allah says
Chapter 49 The private apartments سورة الحجرات – Al-Hujraat: Verse 13
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award


Originally posted on Ponder Younder: Hello awesome people… How are you??Hope you’re good…. I’m super excited today because I just got nominated for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award by my amazing friend Mimicares. She is a Motivational and inspirational blogger, aimed at improving the lives of people through articles, and pictures, please do well to…

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

Australia reveals over 4,000 alleged incidents of abuse by Catholic priests


http://churchandstate.org.uk/2017/02/australia-reveals-over-4000-alleged-incidents-of-abuse-by-catholic-priests/

Australia reveals over 4,000 alleged incidents of abuse by Catholic priests
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Pages from a Breton Spell Book


A handwritten book of spells set down in Brittany during the 18th century contains a varied collection of spells and enchantments to be used in order to gain good fortune, riches or love. These spells provide a fascinating insight into the popular mentality of the rural population of Brittany before the Revolution.Pages from a Breton Spell Book

The seed 💚


The seed 💚

How can a seed believe that a huge tree is hidden inside it??? 
What you search for is inside and within you. 
Shams Al Tebreezy

Allah says in Quran

وَهُوَ الَّذِي فِي السَّمَاءِ إِلَٰهٌ وَفِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَٰهٌ ۚ وَهُوَ الْحَكِيمُ الْعَلِيمُ
It is He Who is Allah in heaven and Allah on earth; and He is full of Wisdom and Knowledge


  • وَتَبَارَكَ الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا وَعِنْدَهُ عِلْمُ السَّاعَةِ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ
    And blessed is He to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all between them: with Him is the Knowledge of the Hour (of Judgment): and to Him shall ye be brought back..

Chapter 43 Ornaments of Gold
Az-Zukhruf: Verse 85
سورة الزخرف