It’s The Little Things In Life

Typically when I post on this blog, my writing comes from a place of frustration; frustration with life, with my chronic illnesses, with myself, or with the world. I decided that today’s post would not be written as such. In my last post, Assumptions and Misconceptions: An Open Letter to the World, I noted the importance of little daily accomplishments. With today being one of those days, I decided that I wanted to share what I find to be a “tiny daily accomplishment.”


As I’ve said before, the world does not realize how much of an accomplishment completing mediocre tasks can be. For instance, when I woke up today I did not think I was going to leave my bed for the entire day. I was in so much pain that I curled up into a ball and wanted to stay there. Eventually, I got the strength to get up and showered. That accomplishment led to me saying yes to socializing with friends. This means that I said yes to wearing something other than pajamas, yes to leaving my house, and yes to overcoming my pain. I knew that these tasks would take a lot of effort, but I also knew I could overcome them.

Every time I overcome my pain, like today, I celebrate. More often than not, my chronic illnesses run my life and how I live. Therefore, when I can beat my Adenomyosis/Endometriosis that is an accomplishment. I may not know how I will survive like this for another 10 years, but I do know that I can take it one day at a time.

Do you celebrate your own achievements when it comes to your daily life? Have you ever celebrated these? Please feel free to share in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “It’s The Little Things In Life

  1. Monday was one of those days for me. I felt pain all over and I was tired but I got up and went to a pool class. Pain is the biggest motivator for me to justify my inaction but you are right. It’s important to celebrate the little things too because they lead to us doing bigger things! Thank you for this reminder!

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