We all need a day that we sleep in and then continue to rest for an entire day! Today is my day to do all of that. I actually sleep in this morning, well until one of my precious cats decided it was a good time to jump in my face to wake me up, but I think she knew it was past the time for our other cat to get his asthma medicine he takes every morning.
Sometimes, I think that all of us try to push the limits for what we should do. Maybe I am wrong and most people know their limits and do not push them, unfortunately I am not one of those people! I mean for the most part I know my limits, but do not like being restricted and push beyond them. Heck I tried going back to work last week but my body just was not there yet and I ended up out for another week. I am really bad at asking for help when I know I need it but I am trying to get better about that.
I know most of you can relate to how I am feeling, I just want to live a normal life without any pain or restrictions! I want to be able to wake up and say “I am feeling good today!”, but unfortunately I can not seem to get to that point. Considering I know that as of now, there is not a cure for MS, so I think it is important to just embrace and accept MS as life. Before my most recent exacerbation, I was able to embrace all that MS was throwing at me with grace. This last exacerbation was so hard to embrace, but I wonder if I just accepted the issues I was having, if I could have made it past everything easier and faster. Questioning myself is not going to help anything because I really tried and followed doctors orders to the letter!
Overall, I want to believe that the hard times I have gone through, have made me a better and stronger person. We all have hard times that really build our character, even if we do not realize it. Living with a chronic illness or really just living can be hard, but we are all strong enough to never give up. Moving on past the hard times is really more difficult than the onset of issues. Everything we deal with in life, no matter how easy or difficult it is, should make us proud and a lot more empathetic towards others.
If you really take a look at the people we have known for years, or some that we just met, do we really know what they are dealing with in life? Do we know the struggles someone has gone through to get to where they are now? I honestly feel that a lot of people are so focused on their life and their hardships, they lose sight of the fact that everyone has difficult times. I do try to understand others and what they are struggling with and I try to show compassion and that I do care! It is amazing how much it may help someone if you put forth an effort to show you care! I have actually found that when someone has a very negative attitude towards life or their jobs, that just means that need a little extra compassion. I am not saying one person can fix someone else’s outlook on life, but it may help them feel a little better about themselves.
I hope y’all are having a great weekend! It is a rainy gloomy day here today, so it really was the perfect day to just rest and enjoying relaxing! As always, please leave a comment and I will respond to you as quickly as I can! The weekend is quickly coming to an end, so enjoy the remainder of it! Take care!!