I wanted to take the time to send out a very heartfelt thank you to all of my friends here on Graceful Agony for their encouragement and support yesterday. It wasn’t an easy day for me. It really made me question whether I should continue blogging. It is heartbreaking to know that someone can very easily steal my words and post them as their own. But not only are they stealing my words, they are stealing pieces of ME.
I try to be as candid and vulnerable as I can when I write because I want this site to be an honest account of what it is like to live with a life-long chronic illness. When I set out to start this blog, I knew that if I committed to doing it, I was going to give it my “all”. I didn’t want to fill page after page with fluff… I wanted to share who I am and what makes up my character…. and I think I have done that. I have given my time, energy, and soul to this web page.. And I ASSURE you that I am going to keep doing that. I am not going to remove this site because of crooked people in the world that have no moral compass, and have nothing better to do than victimize innocent people.
I had countless messages and emails yesterday, and they were ALL filled with support, encouragement, and friendship. And it truly means the world to me.
The world-wide web can be an immoral and destructive place to be… but it also can be a vessel that brings hope, compassion, and encouragement. It can be a meeting place for friendship and sharing. I CHOOSE for it to be the latter….
Thank you all so much for your belief in me.
And thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support you all give me every day. You make my world a better place to be.