Welcome to my blog! This is a place of information and hope for fellow Canadians who are suffering from Lyme disease. I want to share with you the knowledge I have gained during my fight with this debilitating, frightening, and misunderstood illness. I hope you will be blessed.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

It is my prayer that all of you who celebrate Christmas will have an enjoyable time with family and friends and be able to leave your troubles behind if even for a short time.  It is so important for us to connect with people.  Let us not allow our chronic illness to define us or rob us of the good things that this life has to offer.  Sure, we may not be able to do everything we would like, but let us find pleasure in the small things, and in the things we are still able to do.  Let us have hope as we begin 2015....for our personal situation, and for the greater Lyme issue.  We have seen some major developments in 2014 with the passing of Bill C-442 in Canada to create a Federal Framework on Lyme Disease, and with the passing of the bill in New York State protecting physicians who treat Lyme.  Change is slow, but it IS happening.  Hope is in the air!

On that note, I wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!  God bless!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your article, Paula! I'm serving as a missionary for my church right now so I'm far away from family, but that certainly didn't stop me from having a wonderful Christmas. The day was spent in simple service, and visits to those who have had some pretty hard trials within the last year. This year was probably the simplest Christmas, but it was the most enjoyable and memorable.

    I echo your clarion call: let's find pleasure in the small and simple things, and then rely on those things to help give us strength. This video was given by a leader in my church, Elder D. Todd Christofferson. He relates the giving of the manna to the Israelites daily to how we need to have help from God in each day of our lives. Sometimes, we just need to get what manna we can for the day and let that suffice. Manna will be there tomorrow; we just need to trust God. http://www.mormonchannel.org/video/mormon-messages?v=2649255347001

    Merry Christmas, Paula! Praying for you, and all of us that are going through trials! :)