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Balance the difficulty with remembering the good.  

Living with fibromyalgia is difficult.  Sometimes we get caught up in the agony of it all.  That is easy to do when we are in physical and emotional pain and when our body doesn’t allow us to do what we want to do.   We can get lost in the pain and despair and think that is all there is. 

Count your blessings

At these times, it is important to count our blessings.  Remember the good things that we are and that we have in our lives.  A good practice is to take a few moments before going to bed at night and bring to mind 2-3 three things that you are grateful for. 

During the worst years of my fibromyalgia, even though I had many blessings in my life, this was really hard to do.  I wanted so much to have and be more than I was.  But I could still be grateful for the roof over my head and the kindness of my parents.  I had two beautiful cats who were bright lights in my life.  They offered me love and companionship.  I was doing work that I loved by teaching yoga.  For these things I could be grateful.

Now that I look back, I can see more fully how important those things were and appreciate them even more.  

Daily Practice

This week, take some time each night before going to sleep and count your blessings.  It is important to remember the good things to help balance out the pain and struggle.  

Wishing you many blessings,