Hey all,I'm a bit down in the dumps today, after having a spell of diarrhea this morning and crying about it for about an hour, lame I know, I've decided I need some cheering up.I've accepted my condition, which was hard in itself, but I don't want to feel miserable and depressed about it anymore.I want to turn over a new leaf and view the condition in a different light.So I just wandered whether anyone had found any positives from having IBS? Has anyone gained something good in their lives from having the condition?For me it has to be that I've learn to cook. Before I had IBS I used to be able to cook the basics but now I can cook a much more diverse range of foods and I am not afraid to experiment! It's also allowed me to be much more sociable, I cook for friends each week and have a little gathering round my place. Knowing that I can also eat the food and seeing others cheers me up immenselyI hope this thread will cheer me and others up, it would be nice to hear that IBS has had some form of a positive influence on peoples lives.Thanks,Sophie.