25 Jan My Morning Pep Talk
I am sharing my morning pep talk. I wrote these words to remind myself on my most difficult days that life is fine, and I am going to be okay. As I listen to these words and absorb the power in them, I become empowered, encouraged and inspired.
Some days when I wake my eyes are almost swollen shut. They are usually sore, and they are often tender. Often they spasm, twitch, pull and sometimes they feel like they are flipping in my eye socket. It is always a battle, and I cannot always use them. Even when I can use one or both eyes, it is sporadic. I have learned to do many things with my eyes closed.
Some days due to the level of pain, I can do nothing. I medicate, meditate, pray and use warm compresses. I have learned to listen to my body and follow my health for the day. It’s difficult to admit just how hard most of my days are.
I hope that these words will help you find some encouragement to continue fighting whatever storms you face on your most difficult days. Replace my health issue with what causes you the most difficulty in your life.
My Morning Pep Talk
Here is the deal, as a Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and chronic pain survivor you are fortunate and blessed to be alive. You can only do what you can physically do. Give your best effort each day, and you will continue to make progress. Your steps may not be significant, grand or pretty, but they are your steps to make. Find and hold tightly to the moments of joy in your journey. Embrace what you can do. Focus on your blessings, find Joy and share positivity. Your life matters and you have a purpose. Rejoice in the life that you have. Love who you are and what you have.
I am hoping you have great pain free and healthy days, but if you don’t, remember that you are okay. Do the best you can each day. That is all anyone can ask of you.