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Forever Young even with Fibromyalgia

Updated on June 20, 2011

Forever Young

One day I pondered if I would ever grow old as Fibromyalgia was having its way with me. Finally I found a solution. I would like to share it with you. I'm not a great poet, but I think you will get the idea.

I see the best there is to see in all that crosses paths with me.

I'm charming, disarming, with wit I beguile and I think the thoughts that make me smile.

I love to run across the grassy knoll to swing my arms and quickly stroll;

To giggle, to jog and to dance; to grab adventure at every chance.

I see young folks in all they do; I feel their energy, their excitement too.

I know the trials they must face but I only dwell on saving grace.

I cannot take the time to fret over things I cannot get;

To ponder on what I do not own would only make me sigh and groan.

Oh my goodness -- life is so filling. All one has to do is be willing.

Yes I am young and of every kind, because with every moment - I use my mind.

The mind is a miracle. Keep it healthy, treat it gently when it is slow; exercise it as you do your body (or maybe a little more, as exercising my body is not on my top ten list).

Appreciate that you are capable of using your mind and always... always use it to the fullest you possibly can. I like to use word search and word games on the computer. My love prefers reading (yes, Susan, reading) as well as crossword puzzles. I get too confused to do them, but he is quite swift at them.

Never give up on yourself or your mind, you are beautiful and so is your mind. Fibromyalgia - that's just a disease that happens to live with you. Your mind can rule! So go for it, my friends.

Smiles are sunshine within waiting to shine. Smile at a stranger (they will wonder what you are up to) but they might just catch some of your sunshine.


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      Pixienot 6 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      I am honored that you found a smile. Help it to grow... be positive as much as possible, and when you start veering in the wrong direction, volunteer someplace and help another to smile. You will be amazed how great you will feel! Thanks for stopping by, my new friend!

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      Mikal Smith 6 years ago from Vancouver, B.C.

      Very inspirational. I always try to stay optimisitc but since being diagnosed with FM my once-prevailing optimism sometimes flags. Your poem brought a smile to my face.

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      Pixienot 6 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Thank you so much Christine. I'm sorry you are not doing so well. The weather does play a part, although not like arthritis.

      If you have a topic I have not covered, please feel free to mention it and I'll do a hub on it.

      I appreciate you stopping by.

      Thanks again.

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      Christine B. 6 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      Hi Pixie Not~ I'm thrilled to see all the articles about Fibromyalgia on your hub pages. I have it as well, and am not doing well with it. I'll take the time to read your articles so hopefully I can obtain some insight on how I can feel better. Thanks for taking the time to write these... and great poem!


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      Pixienot 7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Dear Jillian, thank you so much!

      I believe smiles are indeed right up there with laughter. I feel as though if I am not dead I have a lot to smile about.

      Once I was hired at a competitive company when ours went out of business and for six months the staff would not talk to me because I was always smiling. They were sure I was a spy working to report on the department. Eventually they came around.

      It's just who I am.

      Again, thank you for the kind words.

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      Jillian Barclay 7 years ago from California, USA

      How did I miss this? I always look forward to reading what you write, and usually read your hubs when they are published.

      Smiles keep us going on our darkest days. When we are sick, smiling at someone else can help us recover faster. Someone smiling at us does the same. They say that laughter is the best medicine. If that is true, then smiles must be a close competitor!

      I, too, love your poem! I think I already told you that the smile I see in your profile picture says it all. You are forever young!

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      Pixienot 7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Thank you so much Docmo! It helps to know that my hubs are useful and encouraging to some. Makes it all worth while.

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      Mohan Kumar 7 years ago from UK

      Very motivational and heart-warming - your ability to smile in the dace of ongoing adversity and showing ' mind can rule' is truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing- voted up.

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      Pixienot 7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Thanks B and Hellomysunshine for your kind comments. They are greatly appreciated. So are your votes.

      Have a happy Day.

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      Hellomysunshine 7 years ago

      This is beautiful ! Smiles are amazing about a person. :)

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      Pixienot 7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      It sounds like your daughter-in-law has half the battle won. The hard half. Hats off to her and her example.

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      One sister and my daughter-in-law both have fibro - so I see their struggles daily. My daughter-in-law is an amazing lady - she is so positive and matter of fact about her life. Thanks for the inspiring poem.

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      What a beautiful Poem for the mind. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Smiling at people can really lift their day. When my kid smiles and says, "Have a nice day" to the cashier, I see an immediate difference.

      I know I like it when people smile at me!

      Great poem. I hope you have more poetry on here as I think you're really good at it!

      :) :O) :o) (Here's a few smiles for you!)

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      Pixienot 7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Thank you so much for the encouragement! I read your profile and from your smile I can tell you definitely are a positive person!

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      carrie450 7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      A beautiful motivational poem Pixienot. Being grateful and a positive outlook on life can do wonders. Rated up.