Thursday 3 May 2012

You Rock!

You Rock.

Did you know that?

You do, you really do.

You Rock in so many ways that there are not enough minutes in the day to list them.

Next time you beat yourself up for all your the ways you tell yourself you suck, stop and remember, 'You Rock'.

Because the reality is simply being you means, You Rock.

You Rock because you managed to get up.
You Rock because you got dressed, you brushed your hair, or you simply managed to wipe the morning gunk out of your eye.
You Rock because you remembered meds, eventually.
You Rock because you made it to the couch.
You Rock because you only threw up once after breakfast, instead of twice, or three times, or...
You Rock because today you did 5 leg lifts.
You Rock because your exercise today included a cool horizontal couch dance when The Black Eyed Peas came up on your ipod.
You Rock because you put on your old belly dancing coin scarf and gave it a five minute whirl and managed to only fall once.
You Rock because you made it to the loo.
You Rock because you sat outside and let the misty rain fall on your face.
You Rock because sat and got covered in smelly, furry puppy love for half an hour.
You Rock because for all the crap that chronic illness throws your way you manage to get up again and take the next step.
You Rock because you ignored the shouldn't, couldn't, wouldn'ts and just went for it.

You Rock because today you're you and that's damn fine.

So how many ways have you rocked today?

Michelle :)


  1. You rock, Michelle! You are incredibly amazing, and I am in awe at what you do despite the crap you deal with. My mental and emotional state has suffered something shocking this week- I really needed to read this today. Thank you x

    1. Babe you rock big time, no doubt about it. It's so easy to get swamped by all we deal with. Sometimes you have to sit back and re-evaluate every little achievement no matter how tiny and to appreciate all the good things about yourself.

  2. Thank you.

    I got snapped at recently for throwing up something someone else prepared for me. But I'm upright and my pets are fed and clean and damnnit, it could be much worse.

    1. Dude all of those things rock. I like to think it's not a case of 'it could be worse', it's more a case of celebrating the little things. What may seem meaningless to someone else could be a miracle for us and you have to sit back and just go, "man, I rocked that". :)

      Oh and the person who snapped at you, a big pffft to them. That's all about them and not a reflection of you. (hugs)

  3. Thanks so much for this =] I got yelled at a few days ago -- not so much for knocking a tub of yoghurt out of the fridge, but for not being able to bend over and clean it up. But I'm studying, I have a dog and two cats for company and good juju, I have an amazing boyfriend who's still with me even after five years of this crap, I'm working hard on my muscle tone and cardio fitness and I'm actually improving. Just to be able to improve is AMAZING =] Thanks again for the good juju ^_^ <3

    1. And all that is exactly why You Rock Kitty! WooHoo on the improving, that's brilliant! That needs to be celebrate and I'm doing a little dance for you. :)

  4. hey michelle

    i need this little post this morning. i woke up thinking urgh!!! its my birthday today, i have a hospital appointment, you will get the irony of this, with the bowel doctor! i need to see the funny side. thank you. x

    1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Em. xxxxxx That is a bucket load of irony right there. I hope it is as pleasant as it possibly can be and when you get home you get pampered. (hugs)

  5. Buffy Darling3 May 2012 at 17:36

    Love you for this, as ever. xxxxxxx

  6. I totally LOVE this post... L-O-V-E!!

    You totally rock!

    1. Aw shucks. Thanks Brahm. You're a rock star yourself :)

  7. Thanks Michelle.
    Love your post, love your blog.
    Guess I needed a bit of a "cold shower" ... And your post did just that.
    YOU ROCK! In more ways than you think.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    A fellow potsie ;-)

    1. Glad it could help Anon. I have no doubt You Rock!

  8. Just love this post. What a great mantra!

  9. I love, love, love this....need to attach it to the top of my laptop maybe.
    <3 American Gangster

  10. in case anyone needed a visual...

    found these on tumblr a while back

    it was for depression but eh, now we can make rock stars *hides*


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