It’s Thanksgiving – the time to focus on gratitude – and my opportunity to say how truly grateful I am for my experience with chronic pain. My road to recovery was paved with precious gifts.

I connected with the safe haven that has always been within me.

I discovered a deep internal source of comfort
by trusting something greater than myself.

I found another part of myself –
the self who remains steady when I falter,
the self who knows where to go when I feel lost,
the self who guides me through fear and uncertainty.

My pain became my gift!

With gratitude,