Ms. Namita Nayyar:
Your message for females suffering from Multiple sclerosis?
Ms. Christina Hooper:
IT’S NOT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, IT’S WHAT YOU DO WITH IT.
If I had a dollar bill for every hard time that I have been through in my life, I probably would have saved up a lot of money at this point. But when we are in the ‘worst’ moments in our lives, it feels impossible.
- I can relate to your struggles.
- I have multiple sclerosis.
- I have endometriosis.
- I have an iron deficiency.
- I suffer from depression and anxiety.
- I have had my fair share of broken hearts and trauma, grief and health issues and nervous breakdowns; more than I want to admit.
- I have anxiety that some days, feel like it’s ripping open my chest from the inside out.
- Crippling …yes.
Life is not all about rainbows and lollipops, and it definitely has its dungeons and dragons too.
BUT DON’T LET IT DEFINE YOU.
The famous question:
Why do bad things happen to good people?
And my response?
We have to stop asking why these things keep happening to us and are ultimately how we respond to them.
What will we do now that it’s happening?
We know that we can’t stop it, but let’s focus on how we respond to it and how much energy goes toward the dragon.
There is always something worse. Period.
Over the years have learned a couple of things that I would like to share on how to change your mindset in these times:
1.) Pain in life is inevitable. Change your response.
2.) When things in your life become something that you can’t control, put your hand over your heart.
Your heartbeat is your purpose for today.
We forget that waking up each day is the first thing we should be grateful for. Thank you, God.
3.) Fill your cup every day. You can’t pour from an empty cup so focus on taking time for yourself each day. It is not selfish. Period.
4.) Focus on helping others. It will give you joy.
Helping one person may not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.
5.) EMBRACE who you are and DO IT ON PURPOSE. Embrace the glorious mess that you are.
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