Sickness and disease are ugly but the sick and diseased are not. The temptation for those of us who have suffered under years of illness is to look in the mirror and see nothing more than a battle weary warrior. The challenge for the chronically ill is to look in the mirror and see their true beauty.

If today you are feeling battered, broken and anything but beautiful this message is for you. If you have looked in the mirror and met a face drawn down by the devastation of disease, these words are for you….

LYME IS THE UGLY ENEMY. YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL CHILD OF GOD.

Fellow Lyme Warrior, today I encourage you to take the opportunity to do something special that makes you feel beautiful (or handsome, for the men). Ladies, paint your nails. Have an at home spa night. Get a hair cut. Spritz on your wrist your favorite perfume or cologne.

Remember that no matter how sick you’ve become or how long and hard you’ve had to fight this ugly Lyme foe, YOU are truly beautiful.