Acceptance? Here’s your ticket!

This is a difficult topic. Acceptance. I wanted to share my thoughts with you once again in this post from January 2017. It still holds true!

I Tripped Over a Stone

I have repeatedly been asked by people how I ‘accepted’ my chronic illness? Actually accepting and getting to acceptance are two enormously different things! I used to think acceptance was an ongoing process. Now, I’m not so sure. If you are in a race, and you cross the finish line, you are done with the race. Right? When you are diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and you tell the first person you run into that you have fibromyalgia, you have accepted that diagnosis of fibromyalgia. You may be in disbelief, but you’ve been “tagged” so to speak.

  • Accepting our illness doesn’t mean we no longer seek additional knowledge and help.
  • Accepting our illness doesn’t mean we stop trying to live a better life.
  • Accepting is a verb, it is the action we take when changing our thought process realizing we are not the same person we used to be.

When I was…

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  1. I am so sorry that I am this late with reading and commenting. Kim, this was an incredible post with so much truth! Thank you so much for sharing this. Acceptance isn’t always an easy thing, but it is so important!!!! Accepting an illness or anything else negative doesn’t mean giving up, it just means we are accepting what we need to do moving forward!

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