258 // Carry this Pain With Me

Today I am grateful for:

  1. My workplace for being so, so understanding about me having a chronic illness and needing more time at home to rest and take care of myself. I’m constantly being told to go home and assured there will be no consequences or resentments. I feel genuinely seen. I feel like people really want me to get better.
  2. To-do lists. I wasn’t feeling well, but I managed to be somewhat productive thanks to having a list in front of me that required no thought forming or decision making on my part and thank goodness because I was wholly incapable of either.
  3. One day down. I have a busy week ahead of me and I’m not sure I’ll make it through all the items on my agenda or to-do list, but am determined to try my best. I’m taking care of myself the best I can, and that has to be enough. Today was enough and tomorrow will be too.

By Lisa Marie Blair

Hello! I'm an aspiring writer fascinated by the human condition. You can find much of my work on my personal blog and at Zen and Pi. I also tweet as @lisamarieblair_ and share pictures and poetry on Instagram. Please consider signing up for my newsletter or supporting what I do by sharing a cup of virtual coffee. Thank you!

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