Hope When You’re Physically Down

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I find That The Beauty In Nature Inspires Hope…

Today, as I was going through several subjects that customers have requested I discuss in my newsletter, there is one which keeps coming up over and over again.  Actually, it has been asked on a regular basis for many years now.

I have always tried to respond to your questions with a personal note – an email, or a call when necessary.  But, alas, I finally realized it was impossible to answer each and every one.  This is one of the major reasons that BestOfNancy.com was formed – to be able to talk to you and answer your questions every day so others could also benefit from the answer to your question at the same time.

These are some of the questions I have received, all basically asking the same thing:
  • “What do you do when you’re physically down?”
  • “How in the world do you make wreaths, maintain several websites, send out newsletters, and manage a membership site while fighting health issues?”
  • “How can ‘I’ function when I am feeling so badly?”
  • “How have you kept going as you fight Fibromyalgia and Celiac Disease?”


WOW!  Where do I start?

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First of all, I encourage you to appreciate the beauty found around you today in a smile, in nature, and in those who are dear to you.

Chronic illnesses are a severe problem for many of you.

Pain was the main focus of my life for so many years.  It colored the way I thought and felt, and reacted to the world around me.

It is hard to see the beauty in a flower, a sunset or sunrise, or even a loved one’s eyes when you are suffering in silence.  It is hard to think of doing something that would make your day productive when it is clouded with this ‘thing’ which has such a deep, dark hold on you.

“I am only passing through this moment…” ~Beth Moore

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The answer for me was – and is – “God”.

I don’t know where I would be today without all of the miracles God worked in my life.  I do know that I would not be sitting here at my computer writing to all of you, my friends, students, and faithful followers – were it not for God and all the Miracles “He” has performed in my life – for example, all of the “Professionals” who were finally able to diagnose and treat the causes of my illness.

I am speechless when I think of the people who were sent into my life to encourage, uplift, inspire, diagnose and help me to heal.

Jim Cockrum and I have talked about this many times – we call them “Divine Appointments”!  You may not believe in those, and if so, that certainly is your choice.

I don’t want to push my faith on you knowing that every person has their own beliefs, but in telling a story of me – “Beautifully, Broken Me” (as my friend Molly Alexander writes in her blog), I cannot forget the obvious and must share with you how I got to this point in my life.  That’s what many of you have been asking me all these years.  I finally do believe God has led me on a path for many years for a specific purpose – that is to be able to help and encourage YOU!

“By picking up the pieces of a broken life and putting them back together, a person cannot help but be changed. This change is a beautiful thing that results in a deeper understanding of others and their situations, and gives us a chance to share our experiences with them, showing them that there is a way out – a light at the end of the tunnel.” “I believe that I have not just been broken, but put back together by God in a beautiful way – a way that I could have never imagined on my own.”

~Molly Alexander~

Molly has expressed my thoughts and feelings in such a beautiful way.  Isn’t it amazing that I can now see, live, and enjoy the beauty around me?  And, oh, how I want to give you a sense of hope, joy and peace in “Your Beautifully Broken Life” too!


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2 Responses

  1. Thank you so much Diane!

    God’s word is powerful…what would we do without it.

    I appreciate your kind words. I just found out that you are Linda’s sister. It is very nice to meet you!

    Smiles… Nancy

  2. That was beautifully put. It’s wonderful that you are using your gifts and pain to witness to others.
    I am realizing more and more how powerful God’s word is….it will NOT return void.
    May God bless you and your business.

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