Helping women with chronic illnesses

Endometriosis Blog: Gratitude Moment!

Above is an image I wanted readers to have the pleasure of viewing. This symbol is called a mandala…

It was used with permission from Jennifer Jones at:

You can learn more about mandalas at the above site. Many more mandalas can be found there.

Today I wanted to post something simple but meaningful. I wanted to “lighten things up” with the beautiful image above… and I wanted to post a “Gratitude Moment” to two wonderful women.

I’d like to thank these two very special people!!!

These are two women who have consistently posted thought-provoking, supportive, insightful, hopeful, positive comments on this blog. If you look through the comments on most articles on this blog, you’ll see one or both of them listed as having commented:

Alicia (aka “yaya”)
Mckay k

These two women have been incredibly supportive of this blog and I wanted to dedicate a “Gratitude Moment” to each of them!

Each of them is also a blogger.

Alicia has endometriosis and infertility. She occasionally includes these as topics on her “Random Thoughts” blog. (She descibes her Yayastuff blog as — “Random thoughts, Daily Thoughts, Life, Friends, Family, Nanny Job”):

Mckay k writes two blogs. One is on chronic illness and the other is about her Koi Pond/Garden. (She is an avid gardener and also has multiple chronic illnesses):

Chronic Illness Blog:

Koi Pond Blog:

These two women are strong, intelligent, supportive, helpful, and kind. I am grateful to have them in my life. One lives nearby and another lives far away. Regardless of who lives where, both of these women have had a profound impact on this blog with their frequent comments and great observations/information!

I would like to publicly thank each of them for helping me be a better blogger and a better person! They are both inspirational to me!

THANK YOU Alicia! THANK YOU Mckay k!


This was written last week. I was unable to access my computer and post this at that time. I will probably not be able to update my blog regularly for awhile. I will get back on schedule as soon as possible but wanted to finally get this posted.

This article was posted by Jeanne via “Jeanne’s Endo Blog” at

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1 Mckay K { 08.19.08 at 8:32 pm }

Jeanne, Thank you for including me in your GRATITUDE MOMENT! You never cease to surprise me.

You have been such an inspiration to me and have also influenced my blogs tremendously.

What a powerfully sensitive and caring woman you are. Even while going through a family crises, you are thinking of others.

That is Jeanne and that is the person I have grown to love.

Family comes first. But don’t forget to take care of yourself.

Above all, BE WELL!

2 Jeanne { 08.19.08 at 8:45 pm }

Mckay k,

Thank you!


3 Yaya { 08.20.08 at 11:13 am }

Thank you Jeanne for your gratitude moment. I certainly don’t deserve any form of gratitude at the moment….
Thank YOU for being a proactive advocate. I hope that you and your family are doing well and are on the right path. Please take this ‘break’ for yourself and your family and focus your priorities where they need to be. You will get through this. Stay strong and remember you are wonderful woman. As Tracee would say, you are an ’empowering’ woman. You are strong. You are confident.

4 Jeanne { 08.20.08 at 3:05 pm }


Yes you do. I wrote this post over a week ago and never got a chance to post it until yesterday. I am even more grateful to you now than before! You are a true friend in every sense of the word. I am just giving my best every day. I don’t know of any time in my life that my energy has been this drained but I know I need to build it up. I have never been this exhausted; I do know that. You are the best friend anyone could ask for. Thanks for putting up with me. I’m not feeling very strong or confident at the moment but I appreciate your kind words.


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