Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Difference of a Year

What a difference a year makes.

On the left is me about a year ago.  I still had COPD of course.  But I still had many good days.  I could still go to the store at that point. Still walk around my yard.  Still shower without issues. Still play with my dogs.  Still cook. Still get the household chores done. I was even still running every day,  enjoying being outdoors in nature.

Fast forward to today, I can now do none of those things.
On the right is a photo taken a few days ago.  What a contrast.  Not only in appearance, but mindset, physical ability and breathing.

There's another thing that's changed over the last year.
My level of appreciation for those in my life who love me has increased more than I thought possible.

I am so grateful for those who do what they need to and what they can to make sure my basic needs are met.
I could not have done it alone, I'm sure of that.

If you have a cronic medical condition, like me, wake up every day with a heart of gratitude. Every day,
I don't dwell on what I can no longer do, anymore.

I know those days are behind me.  I'm realistic in my understanding of limitations as they apply to me, now.

Cherish your moments as they come.
Cultivate your own heart of gratitude.

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#chronicillness #chronicdisease #breathe  #justbreathe #pulmonaryfibrosis #bronchitis #sickbuthappy #happy #gratitude #love

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