This Christmas season, after having just gotten out of the hospital and feeling particularly lonely, I said, “What do I have to be thankful for and happy for?” Then I realized, “Sweetheart, you’re getting out of the hospital just in time for the holidays; someone else isn’t so lucky. They’re going to spend Christmas alone in the hospital.”
This is hoping that while we may not have all we want in life, while hospital stays may predominate or other afflictions with our autoimmune diseases may present themselves, that we are able to find the silver lining to whatever cloud we encounter. Or, if we can’t readily find it, that we have a friend who can point it out or we realize that there really is that someone whom you’ll never meet who has it ‘worse than you.’
If you’re struggling, all of us at lupusguru (me!) pray that you may find the peace, the love, the joy and magic of the Christmas season. Reach out to someone, leave a comment here or drop me a note.
“MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!”
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