Yea, I know every once in a while I come out with the exclamation but it is truly what I have learned. There isn’t anything big-headed… it’s big-hearted and humbleness.
Gratitude that I have found a way to be ok with having a mental illness that causes so much grief and hurt and … confusion.
Gratitude that I have found acceptance, love and a wonderful group of …friends who lift me up and have helped me believe more than I ever thought I would, that there is truly an amazing side to having this illness. There has to be. And they have shown it to me while I shared it with them.
Gratitude that I have found a way to make my little light shine and possibly give a little hope to someone else who may be suffering, or the loved ones of those with this illness, to show that there are gifts in it.
It may take a little more time to find them,
A little more patience to encourage and sustain them, but I promise you if you can find these gifts, a life that was once dark and possibly doomed, highly unremarkable except in its disorder and hurt, may turn into …who knows the boundaries to exceed.
I am not going to change much of what I do here, I wouldn’t know how. But I am going to do a few posts about the other side of bipolar, and about having a relationship with a bipolar person, and about having a parent who is bipolar and being a bipolar parent, and parenting a bipolar child.
There are gifts and good in each of these situations. There has to be.
I will be adding another page with a contact form in the next few days, and I encourage anyone with a question or wanting to share, to please use it.
Please, tell me how I can help you. If I can help you.
Whether you are ill, or your loved one is, whether you want to know how I cope, or need a glimmer of goodness as you struggle through a dark part of a relationship[p with someone bipolar, whether you are afraid to stay but love them enough to try...anything....
anything at all
I will note here that I am not a professional, not even an Expert Bipolar Patient, I am bipolar, and I will answer your questions and share what I know, what my experiences have been openly.
Maybe that will be enough, for one person to know they aren't alone, that they aren't the only one in the world that stands on the edge of the precipice, teetering and swinging madly for help, yet doing it silently, in fear of calling attention to their disorder and instead of being helped, being deserted.
Maybe we can start a movement...maybe we can start with one small light, and bring a glow to the whole damn world... Wouldn't it be great?
Too many people are suffering thinking they are not worthy of love, of the things that we all expect to have in life. Too many people are suffering alone, too many people are suffering needlessly. Too many people are suffering in their own heads, wanting to only have someone take them by the hand and say...
You aren't alone. I care.
I am chuckling as I come to the end of my thoughts. In my mind's eye, and perhaps later today I will illustrate this for your eyes to see, I picture a huge spotlight, like the Bat light over Gotham City, except...bigger and brighter and with maybe a monkey (unless of course they can't fit the tale) instead of the bat. Or LC..for Lizzie Cracked... that maybe a little conceited but I like to think of it more as... Effin Awesome!
I have found my super powers, my real super powers, I have realized what I am here to do.
Just. be. me.
And one other thing that I have decided needs just a bit of tweaking.... forgive me Groucho Marx but it must be done. (don't worry I doubt it will take yours out of the famous quotes...
Blessed are the Cracked for they shall be the light.
~Lizzie Cracked and never broken.
- It’s not all fun and games. Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment (runningnakedwithscissors.wordpress.com)
- The horrors of bipolarity (bodybegood.wordpress.com)
- Are People With Bipolar Disorder Dangerous? (everydayhealth.com)
- Antimanic Medication (allaboutcounseling.com)
- Bipolar Disorder (education.com)
- Does a bipolar state of mind encourage creative genius (manicmuses.wordpress.com)
- willpower-illusion or reality (onbeingmindful.wordpress.com)
- Down the Bipolar Rabbit Hole (nowimastatistic.wordpress.com)