Today is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. I hope you are all wearing purple. In honor of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, I thought I’d share some fun graphics. Please share them far and wide and help spread awareness of this disease. Help make fibromyalgia visible today.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, I will try again tomorrow. –Mary Anne Radmacher
If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement –Foster C. McClellan
“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.”
— Bob Dylan
This is very true. We are beautiful, strong people and we struggle with our pain every day. You can’t see the pain we struggle with, but it’s there.
“Everything can be taken from man but one thing the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any give set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Do you think he was thinking of fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers when he said this? I often feel like I’ve lost a lot of things because of my pain. My pain can’t take away my ability to choose own path and my outlook on life. I choose these things. Not the pain. The pain can control what I eat, what exercise I do, how long and hard I exercise for, what type of yoga/stretching I do, if I take a nap or not, if I take extra pain medicine or not, if I wear glasses or contacts, what clothes I wear, how long I can sit still in one position, how good a night’s sleep I get, what chores (if any) I get done around the house, what errands (if any) I run, etc. The pain does not control my choice to stay positive through all this. It makes it hard to stay positive sometimes, but it’s still my choice to stay positive and optimistic. Suffering from chronic pain has changed my life’s path, but I have chosen the path that I’m on. I could’ve chosen to give up, to not get out of bed, or other things. Instead I’ve chosen to fight, to work hard to get healthier, and to do anything and everything I can that may help lessen the pain.
(Apparently this is my 100th post on my blog. Go me! LOL. I didn’t realize it when I wrote it, but I feel like this is a great quote for my 100th post. Thanks for reading my blog everyone!)