I want to begin my thanking everyone who suggested additions to our Migraine Ninja Oath. Thank you! The submissions were wonderful. It quickly became obvious that people were thinking along the same lines because many of the suggestions were variations of the same thoughts and principles.
You may wonder why we need a Migraine Ninja Oath. To me, there are two main reasons:
- To inspire each of us.
- To give us principles to cling to when we feel that Migraine disease is robbing us so badly that it might be winning. It can't win unless we let it. Taking your suggestions to put together our Oath has been very inspirational to me and helped me through a spell of feeling less hopeful than usual.
Without further ado, here is the Migraine Ninja Oath:
I promise to do my best to…
remain hopeful, steadfast, and determined.
always be kind to and supportive of others with Migraine.
respect other ninjas’ journeys.
resolutely advocate for myself and fellow Migraine Ninjas.
be an active partner with my doctor with regards to my care and treatment.
continue to seek knowledge and share it with others.
choose life, joy, and moving forward, regardless of hurdles.
embrace everything I can do, regardless of what I can't do.
choose “can” over “can’t” whenever possible.
be trustworthy when a migraine buddy comes to me in confidence.
be brave, and ask for help when I need it.
do whatever I can to reduce the stigma associated with Migraine.
I will know…
I am bonded with other ninjas even in the isolation of night.
the future will bring help in ways yet unimagined.
everyone has struggles, and I am not alone.
each of us must stand for the stigma to fall away.
I am capable of standing for many Migraine Ninjas stand with me.
Thank you also for the many comments I've received supporting this new blog/site. There's more to come, but it's going to take some time to develop. Your patience is greatly appreciated.