The pain is there, taking over my body, my life, my strength.

The strength I once had is weakened, as each ounce of pain I endure fatigues my frail mind and stature further.

Sometimes, I remind myself, I am strong for being able to deal with the constant pain.

Most times, I feel like a crippled version of myself, unable, lacking, too tired to feel like a warrior.

I need to remind myself that in each day, each breath, each moment – these are indeed accomplishments.

For a body so weak to carry on as I do, even in the littlest of ways, by achieving the simplest of tasks – that means that I can keep trying to carry on.

Maybe one day those ‘little’ accomplishments will become bigger.

Find a way, something or someone that motivates and inspires you. (Yes, you can be that person.)

“It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

As the above quote implies: If you’re struggling, I encourage you to try to feel strong today, and then the day after, and the day after that. “Fake it ’til you make it”, right?


Photo from Pixabay.com, by NeuPaddy


Author: tiredmindtypingfingers

Writing about writing and chronic illness, and trying to make something out of it.

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