I’m sitting here 1. marking time at work before I go present my presentation on Email Etiquette and 2. Listening to Way of the Peaceful Warrior. It is a fascinating book.
RA Guy posted on Facebook a message that reached out to me…
Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that we will ever feel any better. But we must never lose hope of such a thing happening. because with perseverance, determination, consistency, and a (wicked) sense of humor, chances are that we will indeed reach the place we’ve always wanted to be. ~RA Guy
As I contemplate trying to get more fit, trying to prepare for another half marathon (the last I completed was Bear’s last half… Presque Isle half… ) my thoughts race and quiet at the same time. This message came at a perfect time.
Someone commented on the post. That comment really struck me hard. It made me sad but I guess it spoke volumes.
The comment suggested that the life had been ruined by RA.
Lost relationships with the opposite sex
Inability to wear sexy shoes
Can’t ride a bike or horse
Lost Lost Lost
Can’t Can’t Can’t
I have RA, RA doesn’t have me. I’m closing in on 4 weeks since my last infusion. My hands hurt. I’m working on training… I ache. Since 2009 I’ve learned a lot about the things that I can’t do or that I have lost but there are a lot of things that I haven’t lost and that I can do. It’s important that I hold on to those things.
I pray that I never get to the point where all I can focus on are the things that are bad in life.