“Treat yourself as if you were your own best friend.”
I think when we live with chronic illness and pain every day we often tend to be hard on ourselves for not being able to do everything we want or used to be able to accomplish in our days. I know I get frustrated at my own inability to help with housework or cooking or just being as social as I used to be. But we have to be gentle on ourselves and realize the battle we fight every day just to maintain some form of normalcy in our lives takes an amazing amount of courage and strength. We need to give ourselves credit for what we can accomplish as well as provide ourselves with gentle, positive ways to push through and always try for a little more. Some days we win and we celebrate those small victories. On days we miss our target, we regroup and build up the courage and strength to try again tomorrow. But we must always find a way to love ourselves and believe that we are good enough, we are worthy and we are deserving of love as well.