In the United States, many are stopping to spend a day with family/food. I only hope and pray that in these families and on this day that those who do celebrate this holiday remember that there are so many things in life to be thankful for. Yes, be thankful for all that you have in this world because it makes you who you are. Your invisible illness brings you strength that others admire! Your pain brings you a force inside to get up and not let it beat you! Your desire to move and enjoy your life….it shows your chronic fatigue that you are better and stronger than it. It is so hard to be thankful, but in a way be thankful for your invisible illness…through it you are changing your world for better. Through your illness you are showing this world that no matter what you are better and stronger, you are not defined by the poison you take daily to feel better, the joints that are crippled, or the lack of energy. I am definitely thankful that through my illness I have learned to share my story through words, I have almost finished earning three academic degrees, and I daily touch students lives. And one day the students I interact with will change the world for even better..hey maybe even one of those students will be the researcher that finds a cure for our Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus! You never know! 🙂
I am thankful I’m crossed the world, I’ve seen Prague with my own eyes…I’ve stood on the Taj Mahal…and I’ve seen a true African sunset. I am thankful for energy every day to keep going with my research and homework. I’m thankful that I am a wife, I am thankful I am who I am..through my RALF, Sjogrens, and Chronic Fatigue.
Have a wonderful day resting, relaxing and enjoying all the blessings in your life!