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Happy New Year with Gratitude and Thanks

Posted by barefut , 02 January 2012 · 1,257 views

A Happy New Year to All ~

Six years ago today I learned of my Diffuse Systemic Scleroderma diagnosis. I have come a long way since then thanks to all of the wonderful people I have met here on ISN.

It's been said hundreds, maybe thousands of times by hundreds, maybe thousands of people, what a great place ISN is to find support from the most sincere, kind, compassionate people in the world. Not to mention the best place to find the most abundant, up to date, reliable information on such an obscure, and confusing disease.

Besides information, ISN and all of it's members and staff have brought me tears of compassion, joy and laughter, peace of mind, confidence, and hope. And enabled me to focus on living my life to it's fullest no matter what obstacles scleroderma throws in my path.

Knowing I am not alone in battling this disease is a blessing and I thank each and every one of you for being brave enough to share your stories and your struggles with us all so that we all may learn from, and gain strength from each other.

I take a moment and remember our friends lost to scleroderma and am thankful to have known them, to have been comforted by them, to have learned from them. Beautiful souls.

Best wishes to you all in 2012 for a year full of good health, prosperity and abundant peace, joy and love!

Stay healthy, happy, safe and warm!

Very true sentiments and a lovely blog, Barefut!

A very Happy New Year to you!
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Good to hear from you, Barefut. I always loved reading your blogs.

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Amanda Thorpe
Jan 11 2012 06:03 PM
I always feel better after reading your blog, you clearly do for others what they do for you! Passing round the good stuff like compassion, joy, laughter, peace of mind, confidence, and hope!

Take care.
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