As I sit in pajamas on this Christmas Eve, I think about the past year and reflect upon the progress I’ve made and the mine fields I’ve avoided. Christmas isn’t my holiday, but I have always enjoyed the festivities associated with it and the passage it marks into the next year.
We all start the New Year with a clean slate, we can make whatever we want of the New Year. Our choices are somewhat limited when we are ill, but we do still have choices. Maybe we have to be wiser about how we spend our energy and our money, but those decisions are ours to make. Maybe we have to find more sympathetic doctors, or find alternative treatments, but thankfully we have some options.
I would like to focus on the improvements I notice in myself, however slight and probably invisible to anyone but me, but I am better off than I was a year ago. I can walk a little farther, I can stand a little longer and I can still laugh at the crazy and unpredictable things that happen to me on a day to day basis.
I wish everyone a Very, Very Happy Holiday and a Peaceful and Pain free New Year.