I see so many messages on Facebook saying things like, “I’m thirty today. Please shoot me now.” I know aging can be stressful for everyone. But as someone who lives with chronic illnesses, I don’t take any birthday for granted. Last week, I turned 29. Honestly, it’s a miracle I ever lived to be 25-years old. I don’t wish any of my illnesses on anyone but I do think that being sick has taught me about gratitude. And that tomorrow is not promised so we should make the best of today.