How Grateful Are You?

Gratitude

How Grateful Are You?

Last week, I had one of the most touching experiences since we moved to Portland. Many friends helped me organize a fantastic event to increase the awareness of #lupus and the #lupuswalk in Portland.

It all happened very fast. A quick conversation over a cup of coffee, and suddenly an army of warm hearts, stepped up to make a difference in thousands of lives they don’t even know.

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Celebrating Pride Month

Pride

Pride Month

This month, I have seen everywhere the colors of Pride, showing the importance of acceptance and respect for people’s differences, gender, and sexual choices.

I know that life gets so much more fulfilled when we apply compassion for others and understand their choices and experiences with no judgment.

As I started to think about Pride and what it means to me, I believe it should be present in everyone living with chronic diseases, as well.

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Good Dog

rhodesian-ridgeback

Lately, I have spent much more time at home and with my dog. My large Rhodesian Ridgeback, who is sweet and goofy, bringing a smile to everyone around him.

He knows when I am not in my best self, he quietly crawls by my side, lays down, sets his entire body close to mine. That’s his way of saying “I am here for you”. Pets are sometimes much better than humans, you know.

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