During our walk with chronic illness/conditions, we have so very little control. Yet one important aspect is always within that limitation…our attitude. It may no seem like much, but this power is HUGE!
Our illnesses and conditions take so much from us…strip us of our hobbies…our sense of well being…attacking our very core!
Our physicians and specialists arm us with medications, therapies… They do their best to help ease…or at least attempt to take the edge off the worst of our symptoms.
All along, we control our response…how we handle our “relationship” with the constant, never ending pain. A smile…a positive thought…seeing the glass half full…choosing to be positive…therein lies true POWER!
I am not speaking of absurd giddiness…silly actions…ignoring the reality of our situation. I am speaking of that gentle strength in choosing to have a positive outlook on our life…no matter where we are in our journey.
In choosing a positive attitude, we encourage others…we set an example to our children, to our spouses, to our family, to our friends…we benefit ourselves as well!