I talked with a few clients this week who are dealing with some major challenges. Symptoms that may be gradually increasing. Regimens that don’t seem to work like they used to. Changes their chronic condition is forcing into their life. Economic stress. Loneliness, fear, sadness.
One of my clients described what she’s been dealing with over the past week and what she has ahead of here. And then she said: “But I’m going to keep the faith.”
Keep the faith. I haven’t heard that term in awhile. It’s simple but pretty amazing at the same time, right?
Since that conversation, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to keep the faith. I’ve been taking a look at my own life and what I do to keep the faith.
It seems to me that are different ways to keep the faith. Relying on your own inner resources. Having a regular religious or spiritual practice. People you can rely on.
If so, then keeping the faith is also a matter of reminding yourself, each and every day, that there is more to life than your day to day experience. Staying focused not so much on what isn’t and can’t but on what’s possible. Putting one foot before the other and moving forward, day by day.
I also started wondering about what other people do in their own lives to keep the faith. And what I can do to help others keep the faith when they are going through a rough time.
What about you? Are you keeping the faith? How are you doing it?
Can you use some help?
You are on a journey, but you are not alone on that journey. That’s what’s really incredible about being part of Diabetic Connect. This is a place where everybody pitches in to help share the challenges and victories. Joining together to keep the faith!
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