Hope is Surrender


Hope is Surrender

By Shirley Riga

I learned something about myself last night

I won’t use a shopping service ever again

I care deeply for my food choices

Otherwise I am in pain

I care deeply about my space

Otherwise I am in pain

I care deeply about my safety

Otherwise I’m in pain

I care deeply for my time

Otherwise I’m in pain

Pain is my motivator

Pain is a global motivator

Discomfort results in change

Discomfort gets my attention

The more I connect to my heart

The deeper I feel

My heart bumps up against my pain

I weigh my choices

As I have weighed for years

In 1999 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia