Posted November 30, 2014. When I was really sick with Lyme disease and enduring all the awful Lyme symptoms, one of the ways I kept myself going mentally was to focus on a sense of purpose for my life. Now, mind you, I had no idea what that purpose was. How much purpose can you have as a sick Lyme disease person? But I had a sense of it, even though I didn’t know exactly what it was. I still don’t know what my purpose is, but each new morning, something unfolds. Even when I was sick, I tried to do something nice for someone else, in whatever tiny way I could. Maybe it was just sending a positive e-mail to someone (when I got to the point of being able to sit up and write on the computer).
God made you for a reason. You have a purpose even though right now it may seem murky. Hang in there and do whatever little thing you can each day… and then in whatever little way you can, through your awful pain, feel good, for that moment, that you are fulfilling your purpose. It will get better if you stay positive and focus on your recovery. Then your purpose will unfold a little more each day. Always thinking of you!