Before I start on with the talking, I thought I'd tell you a bit about myself. I am currently unable to work due to various health conditions, including ME and FMS. I first got ill in January 1996, following a nasty bout of flu, and haven't worked now since 1999. At first my health really got to me, being unable to do all the things I used to do, but with time has come acceptance, and a certain amount of change in my attitude, both to being ill, and to life in general.
From time to time I have thoughts, about how I now cope with the rubbish that life throws at me, and how I cope with being, officially (well, I have a blue parking badge) disabled. Living with a chronic invisible illness is not easy, as many can tell you (you might be surprised how many invisibly ill people you actually know), but it's not the end of the world.
I keep smiling on through, and seeing the joke in life. I don't know if I'm any better than others at this, but I know I'm better than some. Of course, the chances are I'm worse than others too, that's just the way the cookie crumbles.
So, if you pop back from time to time you may see my thoughts on how to achieve a degree of happiness despite the obstacles life throws in your way, or you may just get my rambling thoughts to which you reply 'yeah, so? I knew all that already, tell us something new'.
I hope you enjoy what I write, though, and welcome all comments, both positive and negative. So, welcome, and may the world shine some happiness into your life today. :-)