I'm not exactly talking about my weight here...although I WILL have to admit, I have of late been "tipping the scales" in that area of my life, too. Steroids have NOT been kind to me...as neither has inertia, age, and other cosmic forces!
What I AM speaking of (albeit, in round about terms) is my sense of "balance" in the world right now...or lack of it...depending on one's viewpoint. I have made a mental note recently that, as I seem to be improving (perhaps at a snail's pace unfortunately!), it appears many of my "Blogosphere" friendships and connects have taken a turn downward. I have heard from a few of you about recent difficulties, deaths, losses, changes in MS symptoms, and a various assortment of other trying circumstances.
Now, perhaps it is MY viewpoint where I am seeing these things as difficulties or as being somehow "out of balance"...I certainly feel fortunate I am NOT experiencing the ordeals some of you have described AND my heart goes out to you. I have no real words of wisdom or even comfort to offer...I just hope you realize I am thinking of you and sending thoughts of peace and calm.
As has already been said by hundreds of "greats" for probably many centuries (and I take liberties here with my very own wording of the proverb), "One man's trash is another's piece of art"...er, something like that. Or better yet, what I am interpreting as your "difficulties" may actually be viewed as "blessings" by each of you (and I believe you KNOW who you are right now...no explanations needed). It's all a matter of perspective and balance.
And in that analogy of "viewpoint", I might also add, as my OWN vision has changed from one of complete tunnel vision surrounding my life, I may simply be "seeing" or now using more of my peripheral sight...instead of being severely internally focused, YOU have finally fallen into my line of sight! In terms of my OWN balance, I think this is a "good thing" (Love ya, Martha Stewart!).
Whatever the case may be, I feel very fortunate I am improving in small steps each day...and I am saddened so many of YOU are finding yourselves in darker or more stressful times. Whether it is simply a matter of taking turns or not in life's peculiar scale of "balance", I breathe a sigh of relief to be raised up a bit in the scale...and hopefully my arms can reach the length down to you to help pull you up or lighten your load.
It's a stretch, but YOU have reached for me in the past...so I'll give it my best college try...