I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Reclaiming Hope:
Here is an excerpt from Reclaiming Hope about page:
Welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog! Wherever you are on your journey, I hope you’ll find something that will help you take the next step toward living well.
When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia five years ago, I honestly thought I could fix it. I’m a “do something” type of person. When something unexpected happens, my first thought is always, “How do I fix this?”. I got busy reading everything I could get my hands on and doing whatever I could to try to get better.
As the years wore on and I still wasn’t cured, I began to lose hope. It seemed like I’d be making progress and feeling better, and the next thing I knew, I was spending the day in bed, exhausted and hurting all over. I feared I would never have a “normal” life again. I realized that I had to take a more realistic view of my fibromyalgia and establish a new normal. I had to stop living in the past and how “I used to be” and learn to live well today. It was time to reclaim my hope! Yes, it’s true I may never be able to do some things I once did, but there are still plenty of things I CAN do, and one of those things is to learn to live well wherever I am in this journey.
Robin Roberts, a cancer survivor and anchor of Good Morning America often says, “Make your mess your message” and I’m hoping by sharing this experiment of mine, I can help someone else navigate this labyrinth of good days and bad days,symptoms and setbacks, and everything in between. I know for me personally, the things that are most helpful are those that point me toward actions I can take.
I’m a firm believer that God uses everything in our lives – He doesn’t let us suffer for no reason – and I pray He’ll use this to help others who are also on this journey to reclaim THEIR hope and move toward a more fulfilling life.
You can find the Reclaiming Hope logo in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website! When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!