Humor, we think of things that make us laugh, but often times a person with invisible illnesses do not feel they have anything more to laugh about. They are often depressed and in so much pain that they can’t find humor in anything. I want to tell you that it does not have to be that way. We can still find humor in things by looking at the bright side and yes, there is one. Be positive in your actions. See something that is not completely torn down by an illness each day. You have beautiful nails, your hair is beautiful, you have beautiful skin, see something positive and dwell on that for a while, give yourself a manicure, brush your beautiful hair or give yourself a facial. These things can be accomplished at home and will make you feel better about yourself. Then watch a funny movie and see some humor and try to incorporate a little humor into your life. Tell someone a cute joke, or remind them or a time when you did something funny together. I know you might not be able to do those things now, but there is no law that says you can’t remember them and be happy that they happened before you became ill. Put that illnesses away for a while. Occupy your mind with something different. It is possible! You just have to be willing to try. And once you find a little humor in your life, you will be able to do it over and over, leading to a positive action each day that will lift you up and make you feel happier. I won’t say it will make your illness less of a problem but it will make your depression less prominent. That’s my advice for the day. Use your time wisely always and find humor in the time you are able to be awake.
Peace ~ Tina