Describe a good day

I was cruising through my WordPress suggested blogs and encountered this title:

http://voicesofglass.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/mental-illnness-awareness-challenge-day-twenty-seven/

I love his quote:

Suffering should never be turned into a competitive or comparative matter.  For the minute we allow this to happen we disrespect the individual and have already set limitations on both our compassion and our support.  Either for others or for ourselves. ~ Kevin A. Deane

Kevin’s post was to describe a good day.  I thought about what my answer used to be.  When I was in my 30’s, PTSD controlled my life.  I didn’t know what was wrong with me.  I could be up about 30 minutes a day.  Someone asked me to describe a good day.  I quickly answered, “I got up.”  They waited for me to continue.  I then reassured them my good day was, “I got up.”  A great day was, ” I got up and got dressed.”  Almost 25 years later, 10 of those years in counseling, I can expand my answer a bit.  A LOT.  I am in such a better place than I was in my 30’s.  I do more in a day than I used to do in a week.  PTSD sometimes seems overwhelming and too big and too destructive and too much.  I need to remind myself to measure my progress in years.  Then I can see the changes I made are making a difference in my life.  

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