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“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Albert Schweitzer

Through every journey with migraine and chronic pain, there are dark places. I know this to be the case, with myself. Living with chronic pain, day in and day out, is very hard. Not just on our bodies, but on our mental health as well. I try very hard to keep my hope strong, to feed my mind with positive, uplifting, inspiration, messages. Practice Mindfulness Mediation, biofeedback and other relaxation techniques.

Even with these proactive steps, the darkness can creep in and sometimes blow out my light. Clinical depression can be, a hard monster to battle, especially if your light is out, and you are feeling hopeless. The last couple of weeks, have been a struggle. I’ve had laryngitis, for two weeks now. It vacillates from being able, only to talk in a whisper, to sounding like a very sick chipmunk! It’s been hard to talk to my husband, phone calls are out of the question! This has added another layer, to the isolation I was already feeling, due to intractable migraine. Which fed the blue moodiness I was feeling and didn’t like at all! 

Every time I feel myself in a situation like this, it is not long at all, before one of my migraine sisters, contacts me with a word of encouragement. Without knowing what, I’m going through on any given day! That encouragement is enough, to rekindle my light and hope! This was a message I got recently, when I was feeling really low.
Everyday…
You are loved.
You are thought of.
You are prayed for.
Love you!

Sharing encouragement, inspiration and hope, makes sure that the light always wins, over the darkness. While it may seem that you are walking through, a very murky, gloomy, dark forest, there is a light at the end of that path. Hold on to your hope, the ones who love you, and never forget, you are not ALONE EVER!

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“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
Edith Wharton

Live with hope,
Roni