Albert Einstein is quoted as saying: “there are two ways you can live your life…as if nothing is a miracle or as if everything is a miracle.”
By definition, chronic illness never goes away; its peaks and valleys create the drama that is your life…and by its nature, chronic illness is dramatic. It steps onto the stage, swings its cape and demands your attention by announcing the imminent arrival of some new and unexpected complication.
I propose that the application of Albert Einstein’s “miracle” choice will keep the drama that is chronic illness in check. There is little one can do to prevent the next crisis that will inevitably sneak up on you and snap it’s cape in your face. But you can do something about it – you can choose how you will respond. You have the power of choice in your corner. You can succumb to the drama and play along or embrace the miracle of your life.
Accept the wonder of your strength and marvel that you survive, that you heal, and that you live to see another day; that is truly miraculous.