This past Sunday we had photos taken to update our church’s website. I was having one of those Sundays that I was in a bit of a comedic mood. So I had a picture taken of my good side. 🙂
A friend bought me lunch at Honest Abes a burger restaurant. I ordered a peanut butter bacon burger. It was delicious. Thankfully they have gluten free buns.
Living with chronic illness when I wake up with a higher than normal pain level, I can choose to stay home or I can choose to go about my normal life activities. Most days like that I choose to go about my normal life activities like I did last Sunday. I can’t control when chronic illness will cause problems for me. I can only control my attitude and how I respond. I love this quote by Chuck Swindoll:
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. … The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it”.
The one thing I can control is my attitude. What helps me the most is to spend time with Jesus in prayer and listening to worship music to start my day. That lets me reset to start my day.
By thanking God to start my day, it helps me to rise above the symptoms of chronic illness and focus on God and what he is calling me to do that day.
I can choose to have my own pity party of one or I can rise above the symptoms and do things like go to church. Even on the occasional Sunday that I simply can’t do it, I can watch online and be thankful that is possible.
I am not perfect at it. I still have my days. But I don’t want to let my various chronic illnesses dictate my life to me. I don’t want to give in. Especially when Jesus is in my corner 🙂
Hope you have a blessed weekend. I am looking forward to college football starting tomorrow 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless