Never underestimate the impact that a small act of kindness, gift of love, word of encouragement, or letter of blessing can have on someone. This week I received a card in the mail from my former mentor. She is a wonderful woman and I love her dearly. She was celebrating a recent accomplishment of mine. Her card is like a burst of sunshine. I have it pinned up beside my bed and every time I look at it I think of joy, her love for me, her caring words, and the design on the front makes me think of the pleasant aspects of dandelions.
Isn’t it incredible what the simple act of buying a card and writing a note inside can do for someone?
It never ceases to amaze me.
I have been debating about sharing about my health issues, but I have decided that it is too much a part of my life not to share. So, here we go! I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. This past year and a half has been a complicated and crazy time for me. The health issues of CFS and Fibromyalgia have shaken my world and then turned it upside down like a snow globe.
On May 12th it's in the works to share more of the story of my health journey with all of you and tell you more about CFS and Fibromyalgia.
I wanted to share about my health for a few reasons. First of all it majorly impacts my life. Second, I have come to realize how encouraging it can be to read another person’s story and know that you are not alone in this health struggle. I hope that maybe one day someone else will read my blog and be encouraged. And lastly, I hope that I can be a part of spreading positive awareness of CFS and Fibromyalgia. These two illnesses are very real and complicated.
Please know that I am not just going to write about my health on here! I look forward to sharing crafts, odds and ends, writing, glimpses of loveliness, and some aspects of my life. I will write about my health, but it will not be all that I write about.
So, with all of that being said, I hope you will continue reading my blog and maybe pass it on to a friend.
Happy Mother's day to all the wonderful mothers reading this!!!!
And remember, you never know how a small thing like a card can bring a ray of sunshine to another person's day. =)