Thursday, November 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving - Grateful
I am grateful for the unending, unconditional love and support of; my sisters, parents, brother-in-law, nieces and nephew, boyfriend and friends. I am grateful for friends (you know who you are), who have continued to check in on me, make me laugh, remind me who I was before I got sick and not let that part of me fade away. I am grateful to have an amazing man in my life who fell in love with me even though I felt broken. I am grateful I am still standing after the past 2 years. I am grateful to have a confirmed diagnosis. I am grateful that I am lucky enough to have the amazing people in my life that I do. I am grateful that I got sick, because I needed to learn the hardest lessons and I wasn't listening before. I am grateful that I am privileged to understand what it means to honor and appreciate my body. I am grateful I truly understand what it means to say, "you don't have anything if you don't have your health." I am grateful that illness taught me what the real priorities in life are. I am grateful that illness showed me that the only things that matter in life are the connections I have with others, and to help and be of service to others. I am grateful that illness taught me perspective and that my heroes are now the doctors and researchers who are literally saving lyme patient's lives every day. I am grateful to have met other lyme patients, whose courage has shown me the way. I am grateful that I have the means to see a doctor who can help me, get the medicine I need, and to be in a place I can heal. I am grateful that this illness showed me I am stronger than I ever knew I was.