Looking Past Negativity

This year started out a bit complicated with financial issues and of course illness on top of illness, but I’m still determined to make it better.  Changes will be made and better things will come.  I can’t change the fact that I’m chronically ill, but I can continue to improve my outlook of it.  A strong mind goes a long way with a physical illness.  I didn’t understand that when my illnesses first brought me down.  I actually got angry when people told me to use my mind to make it better.  However some of these people thought that if I acted like I wasn’t sick then I would get better and that’s truly what made me angry.  After getting mad, after crying and even screaming I thought about what they were saying and even though I didn’t agree with the way they had put it, I did see the point in it.  My body will always be in pain and it will always malfunction, but if my mind is strong then I can stay positive and I’ll be in a much better place to handle my illnesses when they become too much. 

Healthy people will never understand what those of us with chronic illness go through, but don’t be quick to dismiss their hurtful comments.  Some may be total ignorant crap, but they’re may be something deep down that can help.  We see things differently, because we’ve forced to adapt to a world we weren’t prepared for.  The hurtful comments most often hurt worse than the torture our illnesses lash out on us.  It’s time to use our different views to see past the negativity of others and use their callousness to make our lives better.  If we can find the good in it, then it can’t hurt us anymore.

Every day is hard with a chronic illness, but make sure you find something good in every day.  Keep your mind strong and your heart even stronger.  You know what you’re going through and while everyone will have their own opinion about how bad it really is it doesn’t matter.  They have a right to their own opinion.  Not to hurt you.  Don’t let them!

I hope everyone is staying strong in the New Year.  Gentle hugs and lots of love!


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