Ever ask yourself why you have all the allergies? I have asked myself this question a million times and yet still don’t know the answer! Maybe your siblings are allergy free or you got stuck with a longer list… Well, if it makes you feel any better, I have 2 brothers, and neither one has any allergies that could result in Anaphylaxis.
Sometimes these 2 phrases can bring up sooo much frustration or emotion. I know I have pondered these on countless occasions and no answers have come about. Now imagine all this time we spend wondering why, anxious about what is, and how it could be different. Yes allergies can be a royal pain in the butt… but nothing in life is a free-ride. If you think of this as a challenge, imagine the incredible feeling of satisfaction you will have when you start to overcome each obstacle you are faced with!
Instead of asking why, ask yourself how. How can I get over this hurdle? How does this ACTUALLY influence who I am? How does this make me any different than my friends or family? How can I prove to myself and my entourage that my allergies do NOT define me?
If you begin to ask yourself these simple questions, you may be surprised, because this simple thought process may bring up some interesting conclusions. Here are my answers to the above questions….
- I CAN get over this hurdle by improving my cooking skills and coming up with new recipes. When going to parties I can bring a delicious peanut, nut, soy, dairy, wheat and gluten free dish! That will IMPRESS!!!
- Regardless of allergies, I will always be confident, outgoing, happy and resourceful!
- Everyone has some challenge either health related or other. We all work through them and learn, no matter what!
- My allergies do not determine who I am, because Passion and Desire will always prevail! And my family supports me regardless of my allergies.