As one who deals with primary Fibromyalgia, CFS, Sjgroens Syndrome and a slew of other co-morbidities that come along with being ill it’s often very easy to fall into a pity party for one. Been there done it and probably will do it again at some point. I like to think about what I can find positive or humor through this mess in the land of my Chronic Kingdom. This can make it hard to see the beauty in each day. It’s there we just have to look past the pain and fatigue.
My past three days I’ve been in the realm of fatiguehood (like my new word?) You know those days right? Where lifting your head up seems like a major effort or trying to make your limbs work but they are lead weights? You just kind of sit or lie there staring off into space because even thinking takes to much energy. Sound familiar?
My husband and I had to leave the house yesterday while I was feeling so bleh, heck climbing into my car took all I had. If it wasn’t a doctor appointment I had to go to I never would have left the house. As we were driving I was looking around in a daze and saw something that opened my eyes and lifted my spirits. It was a guy on the corner with his dog waiting for the light to change and he was loving on him and the dog was just so happy, tail wagging and looking up at his human with so much love you could fee itl. That brought the first genuine smile to my face that day.
I guess what I am trying to say no matter how bad your day is find a way to see the beauty in each day even if just one thing!
- I woke up alive
- My husband woke up alive
- My morning coffee in my chair and all my loving little animal creatures all come say good morning to me every morning
As your day progresses and if you are bed bound find a show or a movie you know will life your spirits, I love comedy’s because laughing always makes me feel a bit better. Maybe this sounds lame but if anything has taught me to slow down and enjoy what is really around me then my illness in some ways has been a good reminder in my life of what not to take for granted.
Tell me what is one thing today you saw that was beautiful or something that made you smile. I’d love to hear from you. Reach deep down past the black murkiness that dwells inside and tell me something you are grateful for, or makes you happy.
Much Love and Light,
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