I’m sure that by now you think, “She’s nuts” or , “Hmm, maybe I should be thankful, but for what”? For me, I’m thankful that on this journey of life with lupus or another chronic illness, I’ve met people who really know the meaning of ‘but you don’t look sick.”
They’ve, these people I’ll never know, have taught me, and for this I’ll be eternally grateful, that I don’t always have to be super-human. It’s okay to have a ‘chink’ in my armor. I thank them for this lesson in humility, for this chance to be human.
I’m thankful for something that was so hard to teach, but once I learned it, found it indispensable: What is it” That the world doesn’t revolve around me. That there are others on this planet with similar joys and heartaches who ask little more than to speak their truth. Before I was diagnosed, I don’t think I really listened to others, to what they had to say. After all, my world is the only world, right?
But, most of all I’m thankful for all of the people I’ve met on my journey through life and the impact they’ve had on my life.
So, as you gather together to give thanks for the good times, for at least one day, relinquish the ‘not-so-good’ times. After today, try to go forward with a renewed sense of ‘life is as good as you make it.’