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.
July 20, 2015 at 9:52 pm
Makes me sad. Smh
July 20, 2015 at 10:30 pm
Aww, I never want to make you sad. It’s just to help us all understand. I love you son. This is for you too.
July 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm
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Thought this was a really good blog since I see so many RA warriors with this concern.
August 2, 2015 at 9:38 pm
I am so proud of my auntie, she seems to find strength from deep down. I was catering a wedding and she told me she would help me. She came and pushed through even though at times, I could see she was in some pain. She and my daughter was there to help support me. I truly appreciate them for always being there for me. They both know that I will go above and beyond for them. Auntie, you have my support always and anytime, day or night. Love you much!
August 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm
Thanks my dear. I know I can count on you and as long as I can I will be there for you.