International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day Is On May 12, 2018
Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
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Motivational Blog Post

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Old Bones, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Old Bones

    Old Bones Senior Member

    This blog post is a worthwhile read for those with ME, or other chronic illnesses, who have struggled to accept a much-diminished life:

    "In the end, the value of your impact on the world has little to do with its scope. If you've touched even one life, if you have loved even one person, if you are kind to others and are doing the best you can with what you have, then you are making a difference. To exist in and of itself is to have purpose. To breathe, to be fully present in each moment, to show love and compassion in whatever small way you can – this is what gives our lives meaning. And this is why I no longer doubt that my life, and every life, has infinite value."
  2. purrsian

    purrsian Senior Member

    Thank you for sharing @Old Bones , a lovely and inspiring read. Can relate to it a lot, although I'm not quite as bad as the woman who wrote it. I've found it hard to accept my diminished abilities and to find value in myself. But I'm getting there, and reading blogs like this one helps :)

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