Last week I found out that, for the third time in the past four years, I made the list of Healthline.com’s Best Fibromyalgia Blogs.
This really means a lot to me, because after 10 years of blogging, half of those as Cranky Fibro Girl, I sometimes wonder if I have anything meaningful or helpful left to say about living with this illness. But it seems that there are still things left for me to do here, since every time I start wondering whether or not it’s time to pack it in I get an email like this, or I get a sweet comment from one of you.
I so appreciate every one of you who makes up this community here. Without you I wouldn’t be able to share my stories, or have this opportunity to channel at least a few parts of this experience into something good.
We’re not a chatty community-I see us more as gathering on the verandah of a large manor house (perhaps like one of those large English estates that they turned into convalescent homes during the two World Wars), sitting in rocking chairs or comfy chaise lounges, fanning ourselves and drinking cool, refreshing drinks as we share gentle conversation. And I love that. I feel each one of you here, comments or not, and since I am not very good at responding to all the lovely comments I do receive, I think I shall declare Blanket Comment Amnesty for all of us, so we only do what feels inspired.
So here’s to another year together. May it be gentle and kind. And when it’s not, may we find a soft, soothing place to land when we’re in the middle of the hard.
Blessings to all,