I don’t want to say it. I don’t even want to think it. I want to just live it. These past few weeks I have felt _____! There, I almost said it. I just don’t want to jinx myself. Exactly…it’s that good! But when things are going well, especially when you live with a disease like arthritis, the last thing you want to do is harp on it. Instead you want to just get out there, and live!

Somehow that magical switch – the one that keeps the constant, 24-hour reminder light blinking in the back of your head – is turned off (or at least dimmed considerably). And the clarity that comes with it, that feeling in the morning when you wake up and don’t feel so crappy, feels so invigorating.

When you have arthritis you know quite well that this is not going to last forever. You don’t want to think about the future, you don’t want to remember the past. You want to just live in the now.

I think I’ll go for a nice long walk this morning. I wish I could take you all with me. More than you can imagine.