The “Spoon Theory” is written from the perspective of a person with lupus, Christine Miserandino, but there is a message and inspiration for all of us.
Miserandino uses spoons to represent daily living and giving away the limited number of “spoons” we all have: a spoon for getting dressed, working, cooking, recreation, and “living.”
She writes: “I have learned to live life with an extra spoon in my pocket, in reserve. You need to always be prepared. Its hard, the hardest thing I ever had to learn is to slow down, and not do everything.”
Listen to the author reading the Spoon Theory at this YouTube link to a packed audience at a Lupus Foundation of America Symposium or read it at www.thespoontheory.com. About midway through you will find the message for you, with or without an illness or disability.