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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