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Positive aspects of being ill

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Hello,

I am writing this to share my ideas ... that all our sufference, pain, fear is not 100% negative, but has some positive sides too.
First of all, everything in the world has a light and a dark side: everything has two faces.
Secondly, Chaos cannot exist without Order, day is bound to night, pain has not sense if compared to health.
So I found that my illness taught me some things.
It taught me that sickness makes health good and pleasant.
It taught me that we need to fight all the time to reach our goals, our dreams.
It taught me that sun is new every day: every day is the opportunity for a better future.
Every day is a possibility, not just “another day spent”.
Sickness made me feel strong, despite physically weak.
It made some relationships stronger and other weaker, showing me who are my true friends.
It made me know people I really thrust and like.

So, although I hate being sick and in excruciating pain all the time, I recognise that this condition changed my life in positive too ... it made me grow, become adult.
In this, I can feel God is trying to test my faith. And even if I don’t firmly believe in God (I admit my faith is weaker than before), I still want to believe: in him but moreover in the people I love, in my dreams, in myself.
And in my ability to hope that things will get better.