The involuntary stillness chronic illness has bestowed on us gives us a peaceful quiet and in that quiet we are able to appreciate the entirety of truly important things and find that small things once missed in the commotion of a busier life are now savored.
Do you understand that ... We Are At WAR ... We must Fight this battle daily, while becoming our own best Advocate, while letting our voices be heard in this battle for our lives while living with Sarcoidosis. So many need to understand that ... You will never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view … Until you climb inside of their skin and walk around in it.
"For me a sufferer of Sarcoidosis ... I have found strength in the broken places in my life because I now have learned that time wasted is time lost. I have found strength in the broken places in my life because it has awakened my belief that while we don’t always understand why things happen to us we are better off learning from our experiences rather than dwelling in them.
I have found strength in the broken places in my life because my illness has given me the strength to FIGHT and become an Advocate and Educator. I have discovered the ironic gift of free time and with it has roused a creative side that was long deadened by the drudgery of things once thought of critical importance. With this creativity I am able to see, feel and hear things around me with more grace, gratitude and appreciation. I am at Peace and I am excited to find more ways that I am strong in my broken places."