"How to make Good out of Bad"
The odds are against you.
If you suffer from fibromyalgia your twice as likely to be depressed and suffer from anxiety. Your relationships with family and friends will suffer because others can't see or feel your pain.
Many of you fight these beliefs and go on pushing through the pain. Unfortunately many of you believe the statistics and fall by the side letting the world pass you by. If there is one message I need you to believe today - even more important than exercise is this;
"You are the master of your fate, the captain of your soul"
In every problem we face there is always an answer. If you let fibromyalgia be the end of you it's your own fault. However, if you fight through and believe in your self every morning of every day, the possibilities for you are endless.
There is absolutely no reason why you cannot have a rich and fruitful life - even if you suffer from fibromyalgia. Helen Keller and countless others have proven that life is to be lived - with or without pain.
Turn your fibromyalgia into something positive today. Don't wait until tomorrow. As soon as you finish reading this email grab a pen and a piece of paper. Write down 5 ways you will make your life more powerful. Whether it's to start exercising, writing someone a letter, or forgiving someone who has hurt you. It's your life your in control.
William Ernest Henley controlled his life.
At the age of 12, Henley contracted tuberculosis of the bone. A few years later, the disease progressed to his foot, and physicians announced that the only way to save his life was to amputate directly below the knee. It was amputated when he was 17. Stoicism inspired him to write this poem. Despite his disability, he survived with one foot intact and led an active life until his death at the age of 53.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be,
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance,
I have winced but not cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance,
My head is bloodied but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears,
Looms but the horror of the shade.
And yet the menace of the years,
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
"Invictus," by William Earnest Henley
Eric Suarez, CPT.
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