Can you accept that you have Hashimoto’s disease?
Instead of trying to worry about all that is wrong, what if you just accept that this is what it is and you will do everything in your power to feel good every day?
If soda is your energy crunch are you willing to consider giving it up?
If inflammation gets you down, are you willing to take an aspirin everyday and take steps towards reducing your symptoms without adding labels that it is all bad?
What if you are experiencing this disease because you were being called to step outside of your life and connect with more — be more, do more — and give more to the world? Especially to yourself.
Now I am not diminishing the angst that many feel in dealing with this disease, but I want to open you up to thinking about this as an opportunity to do more with you life — even if you aren’t feeling well.
This is why I turn to humor to look at ways in which we can look at an autoimmune disease in a different way…maybe in a way where we allow more joy and laughter back into our lives.
Humor helps me to remember that this is journey — not a destination. I am not Hashimotos disease.
I am a loving mom, a dear friend, a trusted confidant. I love my mother. I love my garden. I love to write. There is so much more to me than a little autoimmune disease.
People deal with much worse than I.
Promise today to laugh at least once, to rest if you need rest (and not feel any guilt) and to do one creative thing.
I’ll be over here cheering you on.