I was looking through a list of questions when this one caught my attention.
'What from your childhood are you most thankful for?'
I took a deep breath and let my thoughts drift back to the years when I could bend, squat, skip and not wince in pain and hear the bones in my back crack like rotten wood. Ahhh, those were the years!
So what am I most thankful for?
I am thankful that I was not struck with Idiopathic Anaphylaxis when I was a child.
I am thankful that I could eat whatever I wanted to eat, drink whatever I wanted to drink, smell whatever I wanted to smell, go wherever I wanted to go at my whim and fancy, sleep (or not sleep) whenever I wanted and use whatever products I wanted to use.
In other words, I lived my childhood with no restrictions.
I could go to my friends' house and eat the food that their parents cooked.
I could go to others' houses which had pets.
I could mingle with people who reeked with overpowering perfumes and 101-combined-scents.
I went out with my friends and had a blast with them at malls, concerts, eateries and parks.
I went for holidays and experienced the different cultures, food, sceneries and surroundings with my family.
I was not restricted by fatigue and exhaustion.
I was not restricted by this hypersensitivity in my immune system.
Well, a lot of people would think that maybe by living how I lived, ate, drank, used, touch, inhaled and breathed contributed to my state today.
I say hell, it was worth it.
If I could go back and live my childhood again, I would do it the same way.
'Cause if I had not met Death and Lived to tell of it, I would not be here today sharing with you my story and that I would not have met you!