With RA we suffer from fatigue, some with depression and a host of other things along with our disease.  It is in these circumstances that we find ourselves struggling to do the many things we have to in a day’s work.

While doing the many things in our daily lives, we are faced with the daunting task of fighting through some of our biggest challenges.  Take a moment, think about it, which is your biggest challenge. 1. pain,  2. fatigue,  3. depression,  4. additional illnesses,  5. loneliness,  6. forgetfulness,  7. sadness,  or 8. all of the above and then some.  We do face many challenges, some we can fight through quickly, some that takes a little bit longer and some that takes quite a while but we face those challenges the best we can.  This is what makes us warriors and makes us strong.

Even though we struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis, we strive to remain strong even at our weakest. We have conditioned ourselves to believe we have to take care of everyone and everything out of guilt. You see guilt is an emotion that permeate our lives and takes its toll on us making us less than 100% to anyone including ourselves.

Though strong as we may be or try to be, there are times we are unable to give 100 percent or anything close to that.  Still we try; we put forth a brave face and push forward giving all that we have no matter how small that might be.  This is what we endure because our fight is never-ending, so we ask “If I can’t give you 100%, will you settle for what I have”.  You see what we are giving is given with All that we have. So never be afraid to stand up for yourself when your best is not 100%, never be afraid to let those around you know there are days you have no more to give, never be afraid to say “will you settle for what I have” because today this is my best.

Be Blessed