Hi Barbara,
I reposted to this to my blog as I like that you are showing our ability to be positive despite all our struggles. I keep reminding myself, and others, that there are other medical conditions that are also just as bad. Yes, we do have a medical problem that sucks, but we are not progressing to losing limbs, becoming wheelchair bound, or dying. It may sound like small gifts, but, to me it is a gift.

Life is Grace

It’s so easy to get into a rut this time of year. The January Blahs, I call it. Grey, dreary skies, the post-holiday blues, temperatures dipping below zero, some of the shortest days of the year (yes, longer than in December, but not by much), nasty, dirty slush everywhere–all of these things add up to one crummy mood. So I just trudge along, each day blending into the next.

And in the process, I completely miss the beauty in the world because I am wandering around with blinders on, unable to see the miracles happening all around me. Because there are miracles, and beauty, even in January. We just have to pay attention.

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.–Paulo Coelho

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2 thoughts on “mini-miracles

  1. Lorelei Bak January 22, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    Some of us do become wheelchair bound (me partially) due to the incapacitating pain of neuropathy that can come with Fibromyalgia.

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    • Hi Lorelei,
      I have blogged about these overlapping medical issues before. Try the “search” box with overlapping as a key word. I believe you have SFPN. I do not believe that we all experience it to the degree you are; I am sorry you are experiencing this :(. I did some research you may find interesting. It is not conclusive and it continues to lead me to the question I posted in the above blog; is it a different condition? Did you have it first and due to this develop fibro? I certainly do not know, what I do know is that a doctor and their patient need to explore each symptom as a separate and unique condition, not lump them all together as “fibromyalgia”. It is clear that those peers who have fibromyalgia do have one or multiple other medical issues. It is not at all clear that fibro causes them.
      I wish you all the best,
      XX Lucinda


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