So life hands you a closed fabric bag

And tells you it’s your spoons for the day. You aren’t allowed to look inside the bag, you can only pull out the number you need until they are gone.

You can try to judge by weight, but sometimes there are metal spoons and sometimes there are plastic. They come in all different sizes, from baby spoons to ladles. So even the size of the bag isn’t helpful.

And they wonder why we aren’t perfect at planning our days.

Don’t tell me I talk about my illness too much. Every movement. Every breath. Is a reminder that I’m not ok. That I may never succeed.That I can’t do things that normal people do. That everyday is a struggle. Never ever tell me I talk about it too much.

If you have a friend with chronic illness,

  • Give them space when they need it, if they don’t reply right away it’s usually because they are not feeling well
  • Be sympathetic, even though you don’t understand what they are going through please just try to listen
  • DON’T make them feel bad for not being able to hang out all the time, i’m sure they are trying their best
  • It’s hard to have a ton of friends with a chronic illness, so please understand it’s not personal!