Het boek ‘happy in 100 dagen’ van Josje Smeets liet me er weer aan denken, mijn kernwaarden. Gelukkig ben ik wel, allang, maar nadenken over wat mij maakt wie ik ben, doe ik nog steeds. Ziek zijn wist alles weg wat ik graag deed / doe. Kernwaarden helpen weer een beetje. Mijn kernwaarden? Creativiteit, vrijheid […]
My husband had an annoying meeting a few days ago. He came back home frustrated. All the participants of the meeting were ‘very’ busy. It was an evening meeting and some of the participants complained that they didn’t even have dinner before the meeting.
I heard about the frustrations of B. and I had to laugh.
You know why?
Having MS I cannot be busy.
In Holland we have the famous soccer-player Johan Cruyff who once said very wise: ‘Every disadvantage has its advantage” (or was it the other way round?) MS is certainly a disadvantage. The advantage of MS can be not being (too) busy. Next to that: practicing mindfulness I would like to ask the complaining participants in the meeting if they were hungry, here and now. But, don’t worry, I was no participator, not busy enough, having MS. And in this situation I am happy with the advantage of my illness.