Posted in Awareness, Blessed, Chronic Pain, Grateful

Happy New Year

Being an advocate for bone and joint pain and personally living with osteoarthritis osteonecrosis and spondylolisthesis pain .

I saw our community struggle in new and ways besides living and dealing with daily pain.

People suddenly couldn’t access routine care because of lockdowns, fear and added anxiety.

They became more isolated than ever before. They and their family members faced job losses and financial hardship.

As an advocate for arthritis and a facilitator for my local LIVE YES Connect Group, I had to cancel or postpone in-person programs and events.

But on the plus side we went virtual on Zoom

Some members and their families faced added strain, whether dealing with virtual school or safety concerns for loved ones in nursing homes.

It’s a year most are happy to see come to an end.

But as a person with pain, I am always compelled to find silver linings. Even in the mist of challenging of times.

In 2020, I got to travel to Washington D.C participate in a focus group and then speak on Capital Hill.

I met some fantastic people from our state representatives to other leaders and advocates who work so hard to create a strong support system for so many causes and conditions.

I got to stay in a great city and tour the beautiful historical city of Washington D.C

We made great strides in accessibility, as health care system finally embraced telehealth and more companies allowed remote work.

Many disabled now gave hope to possibly getting a part time job working from home now because we see it is doable.

We seen a President work tirelessly to get pharmaceutical companies to create a vaccine quickly that will be safe for the USA and world.

We gave witnessed the power of science and innovation with the development of promising treatments and vaccines.

We saw our neighbors and communities come together to support one another in their time of need.

Despite the news only showing negativity there was a lot of positive happening.

2020 shown how resilient we are. And to never lose faith. Be grateful for everyday.

I don’t know what 2021 will bring;

I’m hoping it will be a fantastic year.

I just want to Thank you for your support, and following me on IG, Blog, and all social media platforms I promise to bring you current and uplifting information in 2021 and I wish you all a safe, healthy, prosperous and happy new year

Deb

http://www.ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com

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Posted in Awareness

Happy New Year – And New Decade

My last post of 2019 and looking forward to the New Year and also a new decade.

I would like to take this time to thank you all for reading and following my blog. I am grateful for each one of you.

Tonight isn’t your typical New Year’s Eve. The world is welcoming not just the new year, but the next decade. The 2020s! That’s pretty awesome !

That happens, only once every ten years.

Each new year offers us all an exciting opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings, which is probably why we all look forward to New Year’s Eve so much.

No matter what your goals are for the coming year are or how many new year’s resolutions you plan on making for 2020, ringing in the start of a new year and a new decade is a moment to acknowledge.

One,

to celebrate and recap all of your experiences good and bad from 2019

and

Two

to welcome the new year ahead.

Now is the time to let old troubles and worries go.

Vow to be a better you.

Wishing you all a Happy – Healthy – Joyous -Safe -Enlightening -Spiritual Prosperous New Year.

Quotes for the new year

“Life is all about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s joyful sometimes it’s frustrating and sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s all the above .” 

Deborah Andio

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

J.P. Morgan

“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.”

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.”

Nido Qubein

New Year’s Prayer

Let us live each day in the most loving ways, the God-conscious way. Let us serve all who are in need, regardless of race, color or creed.

May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God’s blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy and peaceful new year

Amen.