My therapist challenged me to find 10 to 15 ways that having Crohn's is a blessing to me. My first thought was you are freaking nuts. Well as I have spent the past month looking for ways in my life it has been a blessing I was actually able to come up with 12. Here are a few:
1. Helped me become a strong individual that can face adversity and affliction.
2. Brought good friends into my life
3. Teaches me how to be understanding and compasionate with others as they face their challenges
4. Teaches me that I need others in my life and can not face life isolating my feelings from my family.
Give it a try and add your's to the list. Now I am not saying that I don't struggle with this DD. But I know that as I keep trying to find positives in my life, my outlook and overall health is imporved.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.