From Discouragement To Success…NCZ


I was typing on Facebook today, letting folks know that I got my blood tests back and they were not as great as I had hoped. My Rheumatoid levels are high, and while I am not actively in remission, I am currently not ill either. It is this in-between phase that bugs me. It is discouraging to know that the potential for illness hangs over my head, ready to drop at will. While in the process of writing, I had started wondering to myself if I was looking at this the wrong way. Instead of spending my time concerning the potentials, perhaps I could think of all my positives.


verb \dis-ˈkər-ij, -ˈkə-rij\

transitive verb
: to deprive of courage or confidence :dishearten <was discouraged by repeated failure>
Using that as my starting point, I found several quotes that really helped to lift my spirits up. The more I read about other people going through much of the same as I have, the more I realized that we all live with some sort of “sword over our head”. and reaching out to let someone help you is the answer to the problems involved.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Thomas Carlyle
I will be working hard this week to become positive and strong in my outlook. I thank Prhayz, (Noel), dear friends, crowing crone, and all of you who are helping me learn both about myself and the people around me. See you soon!

5 thoughts on “From Discouragement To Success…NCZ

  1. Thanks for your visit and I hope you get stronger and stronger each day. I suffer from Osteoarthritis and Fibro so we all do have bad days. I love my Saviour Jesus Christ he keeps me going and encouraged. I hope you have a good weekend.
    Love you 😀

  2. First of all, thanks so much for sharing your diagnosis with us. That is pretty bold and awesome.

    As your learning to live with the ‘words’ that can trigger sadness, anger, frustration, ‘why me’ thoughts, and sometimes desperation they can also be liberating as you indicated.

    The one sure thing in our world is death and yet when we get close to that place we are freaked out and insulted. And yet, THOSE special people who have looked at death and laughed are the ones we turn to for hope and advice.

    Now we will be turning to you as you learn, share, and continue to write about your lessons.

    With thanks and appreciation — Margekatherine

    1. I am so glad to have found a forum for my feelings, worries and dreams. Thanks to all of you who have helped create the NCZ as a growth opportunity for anyone who wants to join!

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