I've been doing okay. I still have good days and bad. But, I've had no real decline this winter and for that I'm thankful. I'm finally going to start my HopeKeepers chronic illness support group at my church! Our first meeting is next Thursday. I'm nervous and excited! I think once I have the first few meetings under my belt, I'll feel better about things. It's been a long time since I've lead a meeting.
In an effort to try and do a better job with updating my blog, I thought I'd use some prompts that I found on the Internet. These are thanks to cfs_zombie. I probably won't do them in any particular order and I might not use all of them, but it will give me something to start with when I'm running out of things to say. Here goes nothing!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny"~C.S. Lewis
It should be no secret as to why this is one of my favorite inspirational quotes. Anyone who has lived with a chronic illness knows how difficult it can be. I try to always keep in my mind the good that might come out of the bad. How will illness change me for the better? How can what I've experienced help me to help others? I don't know if I really think I have an extraordinary destiny, but I'd like to think I can make a difference in a few lives. I feel that the chronic illness group that I'm starting might be the vehicle to do that. I'd like to create not only a support group, but a chronic illness ministry for my church. A whole support system for those with chronic illness. I envision nurses, doctors and other health professionals sharing their knowledge. I see a list of "helpers" from the church. Well individuals who are willing to lend a hand with household tasks and errands for those with chronic illnesses. There are many possibilities. I'd be lying if I didn't say that I want to get something out of this, too. Something besides the good feeling that comes from knowing you are helping others. I'd like to gain new friends. Friends who understand what living with a chronic illness is like. And, a support system (from both the well and ill members) that is there when my family and friends are unable.
I suppose it's appropriate that I post this blog update today, after all, it's "anti-procrastination day".
Until next time...be well everyone!