Chronic illness, Coping, Hyper Pots, Hyperadrenergic POTS, Overcoming, Uncategorized

One good thing

Finding one good thing can make the world right again. Today, my good thing is very simple—cream of wheat. My stomach has been sick and my food choices, limited.  It’s been comforting to find one warm, soothing thing that I can eat. Would you believe that it’s become my equivalent for coffee and dessert? I’m grateful to have something to look forward to each morning.

This sentiment reminds me of a story I heard…

An old monk and a new monk were walking barefoot on a rocky path.

The young monk said, “My feet ache.”

The old monk replied, “Yes, but how wonderful does your foot feel when you lift it off the rocks? Focus on that.”

What is your one good thing?

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