What has your chronic illness taught you? Did you think your appointments, schedules, attendance to rules would guarantee a certain outcome? Or did you think life’s orderly compartments would help you navigate the bumps, detours, or dead ends inevitably met in this life? We move through life thinking we are invincible or protected from the types of illnesses many now deal with daily. But now you find yourself living the patience of truth. Time taught us the illusion of control is not ours. The trade of an awakening to a knowledge that nothing is personal just moments being worked out for the greater good of us all. Sometimes not even the owner of the emotion understands their behavior therefore patience waits while time sees the greater good of all.