When there are so many things that you can't do anymore do to a chronic illness, you really learn to appreciate the simple things in life. A bird chirping, the warm rays of sunshine on your face, your child's laughter.
Life doesn't always have to be filled with big, grandiose things. God made the little things for our pleasure too. Chronic illness gives us the opportunity to enjoy and focus on these little things more. Sometimes when my brain just won't focus because of extreme fatigue, I sit out on my deck in the swing that belonged to my grandparents and look around me. Just looking at the mountains and sky makes me feel closer to God, reminding me that the world is much bigger than me.