A few months ago I was compelled to write a sort of manifesto called the “Lemonade Affirmation.” It was really just something I wrote as someone with chronic pain to never feel ‘less than’ and to embrace all of me…including the parts that don’t work so well.
Well it became crazy popular on Facebook and has a couple thousand ‘likes’ and over 300 comments. I guess peeps could relate!
I was compelled at one point a few months later to write a second one and that became popular too!
I hadn’t intended on writing anymore in this ‘lemonade series’, but today I got compelled again. It’s really kind of crazy…I’m not seeking to write something, but then I get this compulsion to do them and the words just come pouring out! I guess it’s stuff that’s been on my mind that I just need to say!
But today’s is a little different. Today’s is a pledge….a vow….a promise to dump negativity out of my life.
Lauren has lived with lupus & fibromyalgia for 18 years & is the founder of the FB group, "Attitude of Gratitude with Chronic Pain (AoG.)" Also a recovering alcoholic, Lauren discovered the power of GRATITUDE during her recovery for that as well as in dealing with her chronic illness. In 2016 she embarked on her "Gratitude Project" by writing an essay on one new thing that she was grateful for every day on Facebook for the entire year. It was that project that sparked the website gratitudeaddict.com and she's currently writing a book called "Attitude of Gratitude with Chronic Pain" based on how living with the intention of gratitude has changed her life with chronic pain as well as the lives of the thousands of members of AoG. Lauren also sits on the Board of Trustees and is Social Media Coordinator for Chronic Pain Anonymous. #GetYourGratitudeOn