“You are Loved”

I’m not incredibly religious, but my spirituality is strong. Some might say that’s a dichotomy and that my distinction is a ‘cop out.’  I could explain the reason for making this distinction, but  that is not the point of this post.

Chronic illnesses like lupus, continually take, take, take; and the losses add up. Because of this, feeling different from everyone else because of limitations, feeling insecure and less of a person- isn’t a big leap. I don’t know about you, but I have to try hard to prevent these negative feelings from pervading my life, and preventing true happiness. One of those negative feelings is that of not feeling loved. Taken a step further, this feeling can turn into self-pity. If we’re going to triumph over illness, self-pity has no place in our lives.

Several time in the video above, Josh Groban sang about an inevitable truth: ” Everyone needs to be loved” “Everyone needs to be understood.” Again, I don’t know about you, but if I had a nickel for every time when I’ve said, ‘I just wish they’d understand,” I’d had a new car and house! “Everyone wants to be heard” always leads to “When will they REALLY listen?”

There are so many times in the life of someone who has a chronic illness and there may be a desire to ‘give up.’ You’ve been there, I’ve been there: we’ve all been there! What do we do? Having the understanding of friends and family and support groups is often all we need.



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2 thoughts on ““You are Loved”

  1. I know exactly what you mean when you say you are spiritual, but not religious. I’m exactly the same way. My spirituality has helped me deal with my osteonecrosis. In fact being sick made me more in touch with my spirituality and I’m really happy that happened to me!

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