When I was young and even not so young, Mom and Dad had sage advice ton how to live a long and healthy life. Well, we may not be robust, but we try to make our life with a chronic illness as long and heathy as possible, it’s even more important that we follow those rules about getting a lot of sleep, eating right, drinking a lot of water and making exercise part of a daily regimen. I think it’s fair to add that a dose of spirituality or a sprinkling of religion or relaxation helps with longevity, as they decrease our blood pressure and heart rate. Because lupus is with us 24 hours a day, not taking a break and not giving us much of a break, it is best to have safeguards built-in to our support system to manage the curveballs that lupus may bring or send our way.
But, what do you do when you’ve DONE all those things and in spite of your heathy lifestyle, sleep and following the rules, life still hands you lemons and a curve ball? Some people turn to their strong faith, other faithful people see their circumstances as proof that their God has forsaken them, while for others who were ‘on the fence,’ this is still one more example that there IS no Supreme Being, no Divine Order; for, if there was a Divine Plan, this would NOT be it.
No matter how we chose to cope, I’m of the opinion that there’s no right way or wrong way. It is OUR decision, OUR choice. I think this past week I was on the fence and chose the latter.The fact that I made a choice, however right or wrong it MAY be, was freeing. But, that choice doesn’t allow for me to deny the existence of an all-powerful being one minute and flip-flop the next minute and pray! Only politicians can do that!
But, coping with a chronic illness that can be life-threatening is not a joke, nor is their time to invoke the behaviors of politicians.
I believe that many of us are good examples of doing everything perfectly and still, life began to throw lemons at us; only this time the lemons were sour-or even rotten!Hits : 250