Just as the people who have experienced a natural disaster did nothing wrong to deserve losing everything that was their life, neither did I. It was an accident plain and simple. Sometimes things just happen to us in life. There are things that are beyond our control and once they've occurred, there is often nothing we can do about them. But sometimes there is! We can learn how to pick up and start again. Rebuilding ourselves back brick by brick. It is often not what happens in life but how we respond to what happens, that really counts. The thought that has kept me grounded and is now a tattoo for me, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”.
is living life with chronic pain...doing the best I can with everyday.