It was just about a year ago that my health started going to hell in a hand basket.
Every morning when my alarm goes off I expect to not feel rested, to feel the pain in my back that didn't go away for so long. Then I smile to myself when I don't.
I look in the mirror as I wash my face and marvel at the normal color of my skin and the fact that I don't have black circles under my eyes.
When I apply makeup it looks good.
When I go to bed after a long day, I go to sleep and it is restful. Occasionally neuropathy in my hands wakes me out of sound sleep but in a matter of minutes I am back to sleep with no problem.
My appetite is good and I can eat pretty much anything and not feel icky. A year ago, just about EVERYTHING I ate made me feel icky.
I am not going to lie; aches and pains scare the hell out of me; especially new ones. Hopefully that will go away with time. I am looking forward to Christmas even though I am a little overwhelmed with everything that needs to happen in the next 11 days. One big difference though is that I feel like I can handle it. A year ago, it was all I could do to put one foot in front of the other. And if everything doesn't happen, that's OK too.
I approach 2016 with hope, health, happiness, a profound sense of gratitude and the need to enjoy everything I took for granted. I also spend more time looking for the good in every person and situation.
Life is good; it's also maddening, scary sometimes, hard, dark, busy, and ever changing. Buckle up, it's worth the ride!!