Today I Pay for my Joy

Today I am paying for my gifted wrapped day of joy this last Monday. Actually, I have been paying for it for a few days. I wouldn’t take it back for all the pain Fibromyalgia can give me! I knew that the pain would flare up that day, but, that is a part of my life. I accept it. Fighting against it only creates sadness and anger. That creates a cycle of pain and emotions, then emotions and then pain. I rarely allow myself to do this anymore, where is the positive in this cycle? Nowhere.

I treasure my little joys. I look for them. My hope for my Peers is that they can do the same. It is too easy to fall into the trap of that negative loop. Lets make an agreement. Once a week, together, we will post about a day or moment when we had a good time 🙂

Lucinda Tart, Fibromyalgia Peer Advocate/Life Skills Coach


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