Updated: Nov 14, 2021
In my opinion, to have good health is the richest a human can be. Living with chronic illness, it is inevitable that you will have "good days" and "bad days." I live my best life by choosing to see and focus on the positive, even on the bad days. Maintaining a positive mental attitude in times of hardship will create more miracles than any wonder drug. One small positive thought every morning can change the entire day. Upon waking, I try to say or think something like: "Thank you for this day, thank you for my breath, thank you for my body, thank you for this experience, thank you for my existence, thank you for this opportunity to learn & grow, etc." I never want my personal health issues to cast a shadow on my bright outlook. I see my health challenges as teachers and opportunities to grow and learn and in some ways heal. Many times, my struggles have helped me help others through their own, as a nurse, a sister, or a trusted friend. As a kid, during scouts, we learned to always leave a place better than you found it. After my nursing training, I added people to that list as well. It's the absolute best thing ever in life to see people smile and feel better! To me, living my Best Life is just that, being a light for others!