I’m not saying that if you simply believe you will get better that it will happen. This isn’t friggin “Field of Dreams” and you’re no Kevin Costner (unless by some chance you are Kevin Costner, then I would just like to say you are supa fine and I’m a big fan ?).

My point is it all comes down to your attitude and how you handle your sh*t. 

If you wake up in the morning thinking “oh great another day filled with pain and doctor appointments”, well your day is probably going to be just that; pain and doctor appointments. 

Why not try getting up and say “I’m going to stretch or do some yoga, I heard that can help manage my pain levels”. Or “another doctor’s appointment is another step closer to finding a solution”. 

Let’s face facts, you’re sick. That’s it. You are sick. Medically challenged, if you will. 

That part is not going to change. 

So what are you going to do about it?

Spend your days bitching and moaning, or enjoying your life In Spite of your illness. 

It sucks, we know. This is a common realization we all have, I’m not saying it doesn’t. 

I have my days when my alarm goes off and I simply say “Nope”. I pull the covers over my head and make a little fort for Winston and me to hide in all day. 

It happens. And sometimes we need those days.

I hope you are familiar with the Spoon Theory. If you’re not you should totally Check it out. This chick is totally genius and I admire how she made something so complicated understandable for those who don’t “get it”. 

If I’m ever fortunate enough to have you read this, I would love to meet for tea because you lady, are an inspiration. 

Getting back on track >>> 

There are a bunch of super cheesy cliches our parents and grandparents would constantly say. You know the ones you would roll your eyes at. Like, “every cloud has a silver lining”, “is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain”, or “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” ?. 

Dude, take away the cheese and they’re totally right. 

You can’t change what’s been done but you can make it work for you. 

So look for your silver lining while you dance in the rain, sipping on your lemonade because I promise you, it could always be worse.