Day 2 of National Health Blog Post Month and today’s prompt is “The Little Engine” taken from the children’s story, The Little Engine that Could:
Write 3 lines that start with “I think I can…”
Then write 3 lines that start with “I know I can…”
I had to laugh when I thought of the train analogy and my medical condition because my caboose is a much more prominent and powerful train car in my journey. Do trains still have cabooses? For a few years during my childhood I lived near train tracks and I would always love waiting for the end of the train to come by so I could wave to “Mr. Caboose Man”. My caboose (butt) is big because of Lipedema. But that size and weight does not hold me back, instead it is the real source of my power and strength. Living with Lipedema has made me strong, resilient, resourceful, and compassionate.
With that said…here is my Big Caboose – Little Engine Remix
I think I can be a catalyst for change.
I think I can encourage others to be their own advocates.
I think I can change society’s perception of obesity by sharing my story.
I know I can be myself.
I know I can survive.
I know I can win most battles with health insurance companies.
What do you THINK and KNOW you CAN do? What is your source of power and strength?