Saturday, April 05, 2014

Plot Twist !!!!!!

Thanks for the comments on my last post.  I shared the beginning of that saga in my Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe and the outpouring of love, concern, and shared stories was epic.  When I wonder if I say the wrong thing or share too much and turn people off, I read emails that make me know it was OK.  I want to make a difference and I'm looking forward to when it's about much more cheerful subjects!





I love plot twists in books (and boy do I ever love books!) so why not embrace them in real life?  I know, right?  What an awesome idea!


I turned 45 last Saturday, and when I look back over those years, I'm amazed at all the plot twists and character changes and set designs.  When I was living through some of my darkest days, I had no idea they would lead to enormous awesomeness.  Sometimes I wish there were a fast forward button to get past the scary parts, but the scary parts are what make me able to walk into dark basements without a flash light now.


And that is pretty darned double awesome.





I keep thinking back to books.  I hold one and don't have any idea what lies in store.  Not being able to figure out the ending actually makes for a great book, in my opinion.  Enjoy the story.  Laugh, cry, but read the story.  And likewise, live the life you were given. Learning to let go and just live has been hard for me, but I'm getting nowhere fighting myself.  Chill, honey. Ride it out and enjoy the scenery.











I am lucky.


My story isn't over, and I'm sure it has a happy ending.





25 comments:

  1. I love the way you've decided to embrace this idea of a "plot twist". There are no guarantee's in life. We just have to live it! It's not what happens to you, it's how you react to it. You're a Star for handling everything with such Grace. Prayers for you Always, Dear Lori!!

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  2. I am so glad that you are embracing life again. It is wonderful to see you posting. You are right we don't know what life holds for us but I am sure that you make a difference in lots of other peoples lives. You are a real survivor and and an inspiration. You are right about your life having a happy ending.Great pics of Zach.

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  3. Awesome.. keep looking up!

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  4. You are an inspiration to me on many levels. Cosmic alignment brought me to BSBP. Your personal story and your obvious passion for creativity has helped me put a few things into perspective. I am forever a loyal bead soup minion. (the goofy yellow kind) ;)

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  5. Great Post and wonderful way to handle all of the "stuff" in your life!!! I am soooo excited to read your posts and see your pretty face!!! Love Prayers and Hugs!!! Have a Blessed Day!

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  6. You are getting there and you are fighting hard and you positive out look, even though hard to have one at times,will help keep the stress at bay . Stress is an enemy for anyone at anytime but especially to someone trying to heal. So you are fighting the hard fight and your reward of better health is waiting for you at the other end and we all know you will get there because you are one determined lady. Don't worry about venting your frustrations, we have all had to do that at times just to keep our sanity. If I didn't have all my internet friends and family to talk to I don't know what I'd do at times. I guess ummmmm...maybe....buy more beads...lol...yep that would help...lol

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  7. You know we learn to survive thru other people...nine days ago I was told I have "CA"...I am still not sure but instead of crawling in a corner and crying, I decided that if it really is, I am going to be like Lori and "fight like a girl"....she will get over all of this and so will I. Lori, we all pray for you and you continue to teach us all that we just have to fight for our lives and as hard as it, we have to just keep going. We love you!

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  8. oops I hit send before I was finished...so sorry...was gonna say there ....ain't nuttin like a perddy bead ta make ya feel better. lol
    and thats all I gots ta say about that....lol okay feel better girl and we are all waiting here with a listening ear and a caring heart

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  9. Having joined the Bead Soup Party, I now have a lot of posts to read every day but this one made my day! So happy for how you feel!

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  10. I wish I could think such thoughts, but until one comes to me, I'll enjoy yours. What a great attitude toward life! Plot twists! I have had several of my own and, for sure, they have made me who I am today. For that, I am grateful and I know the ending and it's awesome!

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  11. I Love the analogy of "plot twists. That is how I will start looking at change...Thank you for sharing your story.

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  12. Life is a grand Adventure.....Enjoy the Journey!

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  13. When I read what you share...I feel that I grow in knowledge ...about illness...misdiagnosed...diagnosed...regardless....and the determination to figure out how to cope and preserve ....you are so right.....your story isn't over ...not by a long shot!

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  14. Beautifully said!

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  15. What a fantastic post with such a heartfelt message! Being chronically ill, I know you understand that it comes with its good and bad days.

    It also comes with feelings of inadequacy when you see people around you achieving things and going places that you can't.

    But then things like this post come along and make you realize, like the plot in a book, each person has their individual journey to travel and it's not any better or worse than every other person; it's YOUR journey to travel and learn from <3

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  16. Great post! Inspiring to all, no matter what challenges they may face.

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  17. I have had a chance to meet a lot of people from all over the world and the one thing I know for sure is every person has a story. Lori you just have more stories than most. Without a doubt you will have a happy ending. Even on your worse day you still have a wonderful husband your precious son and your beautiful home. You already have your happy ending. Hang in there Lori you are loved.
    Linda

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  18. I have always wondered if my life is part of someone's role playing game. Though the game must be getting boring as I get older and more broken down.

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  19. I love everything about this post. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!

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  20. I love your description of life as a book! When I think of it as characters and scenery I think I like it a little better! ~~T. p.s. LOVE the pic of Zack in the corn field, great effects.

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  21. I love your description of life as a book! When I think of it as characters and scenery I think I like it a little better! ~~T. p.s. LOVE the pic of Zack in the corn field, great effects.

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  22. I am going through an epic plot twist of my own right now so I have all but fallen off the map. This is a great way to look at the events in your life, not as something that happens to you, but something the propels you forward to your own happy ending. I do believe in them. And I am hoping that yours is leading there as well. Enjoy the day, Miss Lori. Erin

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  23. Great kid pics and I'm love the plot twist philosophy. I think it's perfectly fine to share both the good times and the not so good times...blogs are supposed to be windows into our lives and life isn't always pretty and super happy fun time. I've shared some of my own dark times on my blog and found it was very therapeutic to do so. I hope things continue to look up for you.

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  24. Here's to a damn great story with many more fantabulous chapters yet to be written. There really is no 'ending', and certainly not forgotten. :-)

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