My face often reflects the discomfort I am in more than I know. Nothing is “The Matter” it is just that I am fighting discomfort and I have forgotten what my face looks like. I like to call it my “Bitchy Resting Face” after a funny video I saw on the internet.
I bet a lot of people have no idea what it is like to live with Lyme disease and Fibromyalgia, there is always pain and discomfort. Some days are better than others. Some meds work better than others and often just for a little while. Sometimes I am just so exhausted that I would like nothing more than a nap.
Just because I am a little distracted by how I am feeling or something else on my mind doesn’t mean that I don’t want to know what’s going on in your life, want to be your friend, or am in a foul mood. It often means I need someone to take my mind off it for a bit.
We all have a past, something in the years we have left behind that others might not agree with or like. But that is the beauty of living for today and not looking back. Sure there are sentimental things that I enjoy looking at and being close to that bring me a warm feeling, memories of good times I shared with others. But my past doesn’t define who I am and your past doesn’t give you a good reason to be hurtful to anyone else.
Live your life and enjoy who you have become. Be proud of the good things in your life, don’t let others shame you for the richness in your life just because they have lost track of theirs.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross