Newsflash for those not already aware lol but this is a positive space. I’m not talking about false or toxic positivity — we do need to know bad things are happening and we need to acknowledge it. Sweeping it under the carpet and pretending it isn’t there though, does nothing but make it fester and grow.
That’s not what I am talking about here. When we have issues, feeling and experiencing them is the first step – but let’s not get stuck there. I realize that sounds easier than it is, but moving forward, choosing to move forward, no matter how small those steps are, is extremely empowering.
For me, with my illness, there were times (months) I could not get out of bed because of the pain. Each day I would wake up and say to myself, ” Today is not the day I can get up… perhaps tomorrow”. I knew every single mark on my ceiling because I stared at it all day, every day.
Was I in pain? Yes! Did it suck? Yes! I did not like needing help to walk to the bathroom. I did whatever I could though. Things that would be considered very small things to most people, things not even worth mentioning were huge milestones to me. Some things helped a little, some things not at all but I figured I had nothing to lose and perhaps a lot to gain. Even a little bit of improvement was better than nothing and who knows, maybe it would provide huge improvement.
Celebrate the positives, the improvements — no matter how small they are!
What are you celebrating today?!