Most of us are sitting around a table, sharing a festive meal with family and friends, enjoying each others company.
Today, I am welcoming a friend into my home and into my family. For this, I am thankful. Thankful for being able to do this for a woman whom I consider a sister and who has been there for me many a time. Thankful that, while I can help her, she is willing to help me as well. Thankful that she understands my illness and treats me the same as she always has – with love and respect.
Today, I give thanks for all of the understanding, love and support I receive from my family. The road I travel would be a lot more difficult without it.
Today, I give thanks to the people with ME/CFS, who are using the little bit of energy they have, and their supporters, to advocate for this invisible illness. Together we are fighting an uphill battle – one that has been made necessary by neglect and abuse from the medical community. I am thankful that I have enough energy to join the fight.
In fact, everyday I am thankful for all of the above and more.
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