The pain is a daily reminder of the organ which needs replacing and yet she doesn’t let it stop her.
It doesn’t stop her from helping family and friends.
It doesn’t keep her from writing a few words of encouragement to someone who may need to hear them.
Compassion is a trait I associate with her, despite the discomfort with which she lives.
I spent hours with this special woman recently but no complaints were uttered about her physical trials.
She spoke lovingly of fun times with her grandchildren, precious moments shared with her father-in-law who passed away last year and how proud she is of her husband because of his depth of knowledge in a particular era of our nation’s history.
She doesn’t let any of it stop her from enjoying the people in her life.
Nor does it stop her from having a grateful heart.
The time spent with her reminded me that it is possible fight hard battles without giving up or growing bitter.
Her faith and her giving attitude are beautiful examples of persevering in the face of adversity.
Do you have someone like this in your life? If so, why not tell the person how your life is impacted.
Maybe you are that example to others. There are many of you out there that deal with chronic pain. You don’t let it keep you from living the fullest life available to you.
Remember to take care of yourself. You matter!
Thank you for reading.