Gratitude

On this day of Thanksgiving, I’m thinking about gratitude. Fibromyalgia causes a host of problems both seen and unseen, and my health is often an issue. Many people don’t realize how very grateful I am, however. I have many, many blessings, and even in the midst of my most-recent sorrow, those blessings are readily apparent. I have a family who loves me. They have stood by me, through thick and thin, even during the times I was thoroughly undeserving. Their unwavery support, has taught me the virtues of hard work, loyalty, love and faith. No matter how many times I...

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How Do You Get a Dream?

That's a question I'm pondering a lot lately. I'm watching the Olympics, and the athletes are SO incredible. They bring dreams to life. They have drive. Fortitude. Passion. They bring beauty and hope to the screen. It's made me realize: I don't really have any dreams. A dream is something bigger than yourself. It fuels your thoughts and feelings. It drives you forward. When shared with the world, it becomes bigger and bigger, offering hope to others. There are things on my bucket list but I don't consider them dreams. They have no effect on others and don't serve as...

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