Why "71º & Sunny?"

I consider 71º to be the perfect temperature. Not too cold and not too hot. I also love perfect sunny days. The vast majority of days are not 71º & Sunny and yet, all days were created by God's hand and they are still gifts, even if they don't fit my ridiculous definition of perfection. My struggle with OCD has at times imprisoned me in an impossible attempt to achieve perfection. I'm now learning to love all kinds of days that don't even come close to 71º & Sunny.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Racing Thoughts

My bloggy friend, Abigail, wrote a beautifully descriptive post about what it's like to live with the horrible, anxiety-fueled racing thoughts that often accompany OCD. I felt like she was describing me when the OCD was really bad. Imagine living like that with horrible fears swirling through your mind every day while trying to pretend in front of others that nothing is going on. Welcome to the world of OCD.


  1. I really think it is sad that people have to or feel the need to pretend. :( I think there is still a stigma in relation to mental illness. People seem to have no problem talking about their physical health and the response is almost always positive, but when they talk about mental health many still don't know how to respond, if they do at all.

    1. Oh it IS sad, Linda. I think you're right, a lot of people don't know what to say. A simple, "I'm sorry. What can I do?" followed by a hug can go a long way.

  2. Thanks for directing us to Abigail's post Sunny and I'm glad neither of you feel that way now.........

  3. Abigail's post really did describe the racing OCD thoughts soooooo well. I'm so glad it's not like that anymore.