One of the blessings of working in the health field is seeing the beauty or healing. Additionally, it’s helped me count my blessings as an able-bodied, middle-class Asian American young adult. The complexity of which the body need to work so that things look “normal” is incredibly astounding. Because I suffer from a few conditions, it’s sometimes hard to see beyond my bills, task list, appointments (and those of family members) to see that there is so much more I can give thanks for.
I don’t need to “suck it up” because I need to get through things but I need to “suck it up” because there is really much worse I can be dealing with. I have the continuous outpouring of grace and love from God. I don’t worry about where my next meal comes from. I have clothing options and have time to worry about my appearance. I can take the time to have a little “me time” every week. And I can enjoy the company of friends who love me. That is more than enough.