Someone recently said to me they felt sad and angry on my behalf because of my situation and the fact I’m still so ill. My automatic response to this was, “Please don’t feel sorry for me, I may not be able to do much but I’m still happy and peaceful. If you want to feel sorry for anyone, feel sorry for those who have it all and still can’t be happy.”
As they say, life is sometimes 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
You may see a girl who is housebound, but I feel like a girl who is incredibly lucky not to be bedbound.
You may see a girl who should be angry at her situation and at the doctors who can’t help, but I feel like a girl who can never see the point or purpose in anger.
You may see a girl who doesn’t get to see her friends, but I feel like a girl who is so immensely grateful for the friends I have knowing they’ll always wait for me.
You may see a girl with little chance of recovery having been ill a long time, but I feel like a girl who has complete trust that I will one day get better.
You may see a girl who should be out partying and living life like other 21 year olds, but I feel like a girl who has gained so much more than any 20 something experience could have taught me.
You may see a girl who should be unhappy in life, but I feel like a girl who wakes up every day and can’t see a reason why I shouldn’t and can’t be happy.
As they say, sometimes it’s all about perspective ✨
(Originally posted on @mindfullyevie Instagram and Facebook)