Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Day Edition

No news today -- just thanks. I am grateful to every one of you who reads this blog. For the most part, I don't know who you are, but every once in awhile I get an email from someone I don't know telling me they've been following my blog -- so I know you're out there.

I understand chronic illness from the perspective of a patient and from the perspective of someone who tries to help others with chronic illnesses. I understand 24/7 pain, nausea, and fatigue that is overwhelming.

But I still believe that every one of us has something to be thankful for. A friend. A family member. The sun. A pet (I am most thankful for my Emily). Waking up in the morning. Sleep. A home. A bed. A doctor. A child's smile. The randomness of it all. Acceptance.

So today, focus on the one thing in your life that you are thankful for, and let everything else fade away, just for today. Just today.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you. Jennifer


  1. Jennifer, We are out here and we are SO thankful for you and all the wonderful work you do. Happy Thanksgiving, and blessings upon you!!

  2. I give thanks 24/7/365 for our being in each other's lives.