The only proof I had was the unrelenting pain that pervaded my body's tired and achy joints and muscles and of course, the endless, draining fatigue.
That has to be tough. My autoimmune disease comes and goes.
They say studies show that our happiness is not directly tied to our circumstances.
In the book 'The Art of Happiness' he explains 'comparative happiness'. It can be used to lift you up or make you feel worse.
If you compare yourself to the ideal healthy person in your mind, your going to feel pretty bad or at least unlucky.
If you compare yourself to someone worse say a quadraplegic then comparative happiness works wonderfully and right away.
UC board is pretty cheery when I compare it to the stroke board I was visiting during my recovery. Those poor people had nothing to feel good about
, isolated, confused and having to learn how to walk, talk and chew again.
I am so darn lucky...I think the only lasting effect is my memory and when it comes to my memory the only thing I seemed to have forgotten is my former limitations.
Post Edited (aguywithuc) : 4/17/2012 3:39:24 PM (GMT-6)