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The Bright Side to Living with a Chronic Illness

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The Brighter Side of Living With Chronic Illness: 6 Amazing Things You Know Better Than Most

There really is a bright side to living with a chronic illness. For those of you who think I’m crazy, living with physical limitations NATURALLY creates compassion, perspective and patience towards others.

You see, when your life is altered to compensate for your illness and its limitations, and when you are in and out of doctors offices, hospitals, and treatment facilities, you begin to understand what is important in life. You begin to understand how to connect with people on a deeper level – compassion. You also begin to understand that someone always has it worse – perspective. And you also happen to gain a level of understanding that everyone has their own breaking point – patience.

Some days I feel like I can barely get out of bed to brush my teeth, let alone help my kids brush their teeth! But, if I manage to carry compassion, perspective and gratitude with me, every, single, day…then I carry with me a bright side to living with chronic illness.

In other words, lemonade can ALWAYS be made out of lemons!

So, if you are living with a chronic illness, I hope you enjoy reading this article as much as I did, and go make some lemonade. You’ll thank me!

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  • Sarah Buntain

    The silver lining is real and it gets bigger every year, I would never want to go back to that naïve clueless person I used to be. And no one appreciates a hug, my girls smile, my childs laugh, a sunset, a good cup of coffee like I do.

    • http://www.mommyisntfeelingwell.com MommyIsntFeelingWell

      Aww, this is SO incredibly great to hear! I agree, when dealing with a chronic illness, we HAVE to learn to appreciate the small things, or we will not be able to sustain some type of positive outlook on life! Thank you for sharing your silver lining….we all need to keep our glasses half full of lemonade!