"Gotta aim high because life's what you make it". This is one of the basic things that living with a serious chronic and incurable illness has taught me. It would be so easy to throw my hands up in the air in defeat and go a bit off the deep end. I really don't think anyone would blame me if I did considering the journey of the past 3 years that still continues. I could easily let negative emotions like anger and bitterness take over me. I could somedays see running though the streets shouting at the world as a real option. But I don't. Somehow I take all of that negative stuff and just toss (most of) it away. Why? Because life is what you make it. I don't have control over the course my Crohn's Disease will take in the future, or the fact that the medication doesn't seem to be working. I can't control the fact that I will still likely face multiple surgeries in the future to add to the 12 procedures I've already had. But I can control what I choose for my life. I decide whether I choose the positive or allow the negative to take over. When it comes down to it, we're given a choice; stand and fight or give up everything. And in the end I choose to fight because there is no other option.
I'm aiming high, I'm aiming to change the world! "It all comes down to Happiness!"