Today I am grateful for:
- Sleep. It has proven time and time again to be the best remedy. I never get enough of it anymore, but on the rare day when my body has simply done all it can, and I am forced back to bed for a day or two, I always, always feel better. I’m looking forward to return to work and life tomorrow.
- Rare moments of painlessness. When you live with chronic illness daily pain becomes normal to you. You get used to it. You forget what life before the pain felt like, but every once in a while the pain stops and the relief is so sweet it takes you beyond the neutral state straight to a sense of joy and peace you no longer knew was possible.
- The people who keep my world turning when I cannot. My entire support system of friends, family and coworkers, my wife in particular, all the people who make sure that when I wake from all that rest I needed there is nothing further to worry over or feel guilty about. I’m beyond grateful.