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What a Week! Week 17HJ

I’ve learned that I am not invincible.

busy loving peopleAs much as I would like to be able to do anything… I have my limits.

Because of the toxic mold poisoning I survived, my body has become uber sensitive to toxic molds. Particularly the mold we had astronomical amounts of in our home… Stachybotrys.

My friend Laura had a cat that was still at the house that she got sick in. We were trying to find a home for it… but couldn’t find anyone to take a 16 year old cat. Her ex was feeding the cat and giving him water for the past few weeks.

Then, he told her the cat was sick. I won’t go into details, but the cat was VERY sick. Someone had to get that cat to the vet. We couldn’t find anyone to do it. So I did it.

I went into the toxic house, got the cat, put it in a cat carrier, took it in my car to the vet… and told them what was going on. They were talking about treating the cat with medicine twice daily and nursing it back to health.

I explained to them that we did not have a safe home for the cat. It’s owner was rendered homeless because of the mold and by all rights, this cat should not be in that toxic house either. It was just going to get sicker.

As I was explaining this, my nose started to bleed. That got my point across… as I explained that this particular toxic mold causes nose bleeds, among other things.

stopI was sick for 2 days… and still am not 100%.

I’ve learned that I have to say no.

For obvious reasons, I have to learn to say no.

NO. I can’t go to __________ because I value my health.

NO. I don’t have time to help today because I have to attend to my priorities.

NO. Fill in the blank.

gal in the glassAs much as I like to help everyone. I can’t do it. When I help everyone… someone suffers and that someone is me.

I love myself too much to continue to short myself.

I’ve learned that I am important.

I am the most important person in my life.

Sure, I love my kids, my husband, my parents, my friends, I love A LOT of people.

I love myself more.

I greet this day with love in my heart… and most of all I love myself.

Where have I heard that before?

Og Mandino’s words ring loudly in my ears and like Pavlov’s dogs, I come to the calling.

I zealously inspect all things which enter my mind, my body, my soul and my heart…

I so enjoyed this week of looking back and revisiting lessons of prior weeks. It made me realize how far I have come. I have learned so much about myself, what drives me and what stops me. Nothing can stop me now.

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” ~Romans 13:8

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