I know a woman who is in constant pain; she suffered a broken back, hip, rib, arm and leg, suffers severe allergies and asthma, partial deaf, has a speech impairment, suffers pain in her feet and leg, and numerous other ailment. She lives on a limited income. She has little next to no furniture, and drive an old car. But by all definitions of today’s idea of happiness she should be one of the most depressed people in the world.
But the most amazing thing about her is she has the most uplifting personality I ever met. She’s sweet and has the kindness heart you will ever meet. I feel blessed to know her.
When you talk to her she doesn’t ever mention how she feels or if she’s even sick that day. One day I asked why she doesn’t talk about her ailments. It’s no stigma to speak of them any more as it was years ago.
She replied, “When you’re in pain all the time the last thing you want to do is constantly talk about it. Reminding yourself just how much it hurts. It does no good. It doesn’t make things better. All it does is depress you. I find that I can utilize that time I spend talking about pains and ailments to talk about something to take my mind off my suffering.”
Happy Thanksgiving, many don’t know just how much they have to be thankful for.