Half Full Glass ~ Author Shelly Buttenhoff Miller

The glass is

Never half full

Nor is it half empty

In fact, the glass

Is completely empty

I have no more to give

Depression and anxiety

Have set in

Keeping my glass empty

Hope is lost

I am lost

 

Even so I keep

Working my program,

Taking medications,

Talking to my therapist,

Going to appointments,

Attending classes and groups and

Spending time with friends

 

Slowly the condensation

Builds in the glass as it

Becomes half empty

I know

Without a doubt

If I keep at it

My glass will become

Half full

As my life is becoming

One worth living

 

©  Shelly Buttenhoff Miller

Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”


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I Have a Name

Preface  . . .  

We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’  We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us.  These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.

There are many people silently suffering as a result.  They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion.  There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society.  The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people.  They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.

It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world.  “You Have a Name.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta,  author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions

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100% of all proceeds from this book are being donated to the “Starving Artist Fund” to assist writers in becoming published authors. Please support a writer today!



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