Last week we had a sunny warm January day that reached 60. I went for a walk and felt all the usual stirrings of spring. Of course I knew that it wasn’t here to stay but the taste of it was enticing. I remembered back to my ME/CFS years when after a period of intentional good behavior, doing everything I knew about how to get well, I had a really good day. It was so enticing then to start my old life back – to forego all that I had learned in the hope that this was it. I was a gift of one day that could reinforce all my intentions to stay the course or lure me into a false sense of full wellness.
Several times I was suckered in by the gift. But after a few bad turns I got it. By comparison it put so much in perspective. So this is what it feels like to be better and feeling strong! So just as I knew that the 60 degree day was only a reminder of what was to come, avoid the pitfall of this wonderful gift of a better ME/CFS day. Revel in its potential to be repeated more often and stay the course of pacing.
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Be Well Again,