I want to be happy. I want to be joyful. I want to be over my grief. But it shows up each morning when I open my eyes to start a new day. In those moments, I have a choice to make: acknowledge and accept that I am in a time of mourning, or pretend that everything is fine and plaster a fake smile on my face. I have chosen the former. The days of stuffing emotions and pretending to be okay are behind me. Despite my utter distaste for negative emotions, I am learning to embrace and appreciate them. Here are the other things I am celebrating this week, including the many great friendships I have been able to build:
Crystal Moore began her wellness quest in 2003 after being diagnosed with lupus. Her quest has led her to embrace yoga, faith, exercise, healthy eating, and relationships. Share her journey.