Sometimes, we don’t need a lesson, or a how-to, or a pep talk. Sometimes, we just want to feel loved. Amirite?

As ChronicBabes, our lives are really hard. We have moments when we tire of the daily strain of chronic illness or pain. We get frustrated that we have to work twice as hard as healthier people to accomplish the same stuff. We get tired of having to cancel plans. We worry that we’re not valuable members of society if we’re not able to work. We feel like maybe we’re not the best moms, sisters, friends, co-workers, lovers, neighbors.

I feel you. While I spend time most days pepping myself up to go out there and be The ChronicBabe, some days I just want to be told I matter, you know? So today, I’m giving you the thing I sometimes need most. A total lovefest.

*AWAP = As Well As Possible

Now it’s your turn:

How about you? Do you feel loved! Let me know in the comments below.

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Until we meet again: Be AWAP! Smooches!


(Loose) Transcript:

Hi! I’m Jenni Grover Prokopy of ChronicBabe.com and today is AWAP Wednesday (that stands for As Well As Possible).

Each week, I offer you my personal favorite tips and techniques to help you craft an incredible life beyond illness. Yes! I know you can.

Subscribe to the ChronicBabe YouTube channel today to make sure you never miss another video, OK?

Hi! I love you. I really, really love you – just the way you are.

(Transition)

Hi! I’m Jenni Grover Prokopy of ChronicBabe.com and today is AWAP Wednesday (that stands for As Well As Possible).

Each week, I offer you my personal favorite tips and techniques to help you craft an incredible life beyond illness. Yes! I know you can.

Subscribe to the ChronicBabe YouTube channel today to make sure you never miss another video, OK?

Sometimes, we don’t need a lesson, or a how-to, or a pep talk. Sometimes, we just want to feel loved. Amirite?

As ChronicBabes, our lives are really hard. We have moments when we tire of the daily strain of chronic illness or pain. We get frustrated that we have to work twice as hard as healthier people to accomplish the same stuff. We get tired of having to cancel plans. We worry that we’re not valuable members of society if we’re not able to work. We feel like maybe we’re not the best moms, sisters, friends, co-workers, lovers, neighbors.

I feel you. While I spend time most days pepping myself up to go out there and be The ChronicBabe, some days I just want to be told I matter, you know? So today, I’m giving you the thing I sometimes need most.

You matter. You’re important. The life you lead is very valuable, and the love you have to give to the world is very beautiful.

Even as limited as you might be, you are still an essential member of this world. I am confident that there are people who look up to you, who treasure you, who think you’re super-cool.

You’re worthy of love, of friendship, of respect. You deserve to be surrounded by people who adore you, who help you, who admire you.

These are all things I sometimes forget about myself, so I know that sometimes YOU forget them, too. So that’s my simple message today: You are loved.

Bookmark this video, and when you’re feeling low, come back and watch it. OK? Promise?

You are loved.

Thanks for watching today! Do you have a friend or family member who helps you feel loved, you sicko? I’d love to know. Give them a shout-out in the comments here or head on over to the blog at ChronicBabe.com to join the conversation—I want to hear what YOU have to say.

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Until we meet again, be AWAP! Smooches!