We Are All Connected

I just finished reading an amazing book, The Message by Lance Richardson, about one man's near death experience and the lessons he learned from it.  I know what you're saying, "You need find lighter reading Peter!"  Maybe so.  After all, I've been known to read a lot of long, very dry non-fiction books.  But this book is different, I promise!  It's a short and easy read.  But what makes it really stand out is the message it shares of love, hope, and the realization that we are all connected.

Cultivating Gratitude

Somehow it seems counter-intuitive to feel grateful for having a chronic illness.  After all it can change your life in so many not-so-good ways. That is how I looked at chronic illness before I was diagnosed and for several years after.  There was very little good I could find about it.  But then something gradually changed and it wasn't my health.  It was my attitude.  I started feeling grateful.