“Grow Stronger from the Pain, Don’t Let it Destroy YOU!” I wasted over a decade of my life lost in the wrath of chronic pain. Waste is not a good word: If I had not gone through all that torture I would not be the person I am today. Time is never wasted especially if you grow and learn from your pain. Lets say I lost myself for over a decade of my life due to my chronic pain. I felt weak every moment of every day. Whether I was self medicating by partying with friends or just following doctors orders and taking the medicine he or she prescribed me. After each surgery to relieve my chronic pain and it only made the pain worse I felt weaker and weaker. I am thankful that now I can say I have grown stronger from my chronic pain and I will never let it destroy me again.
Pain is not just physical. We (I) also need to grow stronger from emotional pain. When I down/depressed/or anxious I must not let it destroy me. I must take action and conquer whatever is going on in my heart and mind. I woke up this morning (after a good night sleep….what a difference sleep can make!) with a brand new attitude for today. Circumstances have not changed, pain has not necessarily changed, but I am able to change my attitude about my life. So today is going to be a good day. No physical or emotional pain will destroy me.