|Not my feet...these are too pretty to be mine. They are my daughter's.|
A very dear friend of mine forwarded me an email today with the following quote...
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be.. It's the way it is..
The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference."
This saying really resonated with me. Life is not the way it's supposed to be. I shouldn't have ra. No one should have ra. But, it's the way it is. Simple and true. And, what was even more profound is "the way we cope with it, is what makes the difference".
I can't change the fact that I have ra. You can't change the fact that you have it either. But I can change how I react emotionally and mentally to this disease. In fact, that is probably the only thing that I can change about my ra.
And so, every single day that is my mantle, to change how I cope with ra. To change how I react to the pain of my ra. To change how I react to the disability of my ra and most importantly, to change how I live my life with ra.
My vision gets blurry sometimes about my quest and it takes every single fiber of my being not to just throw up my hands and say, "I quit!" But somehow, someway I keep on keeping on. One foot in front of the other…..