Over the years I have been collecting quotes that inspire me on this chronic illness journey and I hope you may find them helpful to you as well. I especially like the first quote because it is so simple and to the point.
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Acceptance is often confused with the notion of being OKAY with what has happened. This is not the reality. Most people don’t ever feel okay about having a chronic illness, like fibromyalgia. But we come to a place where we can accept our new reality. We learn to live with our new normal.
I resisted this new norm for years, and tried to maintain my life as it was before I became ill. This made life very difficult, frustrating and exhausting.
Then I came to the realization that I had to readjust. I asked for help and reorganized my daily life to be more in tune with how I could now live. I listened to my needs and the needs of those with whom I lived. I reached out and made new friends. I started to reach out to others and became involved in their lives. I changed, grew and evolved all because of the process of acceptance.
I can never give up hope of a cure, but I could not begin to live again until I accepted my condition.
Perfection is out of the question. ~ Ann Archer
I take a simple view of living. It is to keep your eyes open and get on with it. ~ Sir Laurence Olivier
If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance. ~ George Bernard Shaw.
Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter. ~ Dan Reeves
There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely. ~ Ugo Betti
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James A. Baldwin
We can let our circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. ~ Earl Nightingdale