May you find serenity and tranquility
in a world you may not always understand.
May the pain you have known
and the conflict you have experienced
give you the strength to walk through life
facing each new situation with courage and optimism.
Always know that there are those
whose love and understanding will always be there,
even when you feel most alone.
May a kind word,
a reassuring touch,
and a warm smile
be yours every day of your life,
and may you give these gifts
as well as receive them.
May the teachings of those you admire
become part of you,
so that you may call upon them.
Remember, those whose lives you have touched
and who have touched yours
are always a part of you,
even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter
that is more important than its form.
May you not become too concerned with material matters,
but instead place immeasurable value
on the goodness in your heart.
Find time in each day to see beauty and love
in the world around you.
Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard
you may be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
may become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.
Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.
May you find enough inner strength
to determine your own worth by yourself,
and not be dependent
on another's judgment of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved.
~ Sandra Sturtz
Just a little update - I had a round of lab tests. It was found that I had very low levels of B-12, Vitamin D, Ferritin (Iron Stores), & Iodine. I've now gotten them all within range and feel it has helped a bit with certain symptoms (anxiety, pain, POTS symptoms). Possibly a slight energy increase. I think everyone should get these tests because it will help a bit to get these things in...
I’m hoping to find friends that understand feeling so lonely and lost. I live with chronic pain on a daily basis. I try to be as normal as possible but it makes it really hard to do what most people would consider “normal” everyday activities. I was a loner before the chronic pain took over so much of my life. Now, I’m even more so. I would like to change that.