It’s amazing at how much our diseases consume us. There are times when we only can see our own hands in front of our own faces. At times we get so caught up in our own suffering that those “non-invisible fighters” become invisible to us. Being a true invisible fighter also means knowing when to put your suffering aside to prioritize a need of another.
It feels as though I rarely see my “go too peeps” anymore. I only have a select few that I bare my soul too. So when I have the chance to catch up with these people I ensure that my soul “gets naked”. Let it all hang loose, laugh, cry, fart, laugh hysterically, put the kids to bed and start again.
I went to see one of my dearest recently. We arrived and I wanted so badly to tell her how lost I’ve been feeling but when she looked at me in her foyer I knew that she needed me this time… So I put the lost me aside and enveloped her in the support the best way I knew how… I just listened. She needed someone to lean on. She needed to be pulled from the dark and I was able to do this for her. Why? Because I am not the only one suffering. Because I know that there is more to me than my disease. Because I know that I can put my own heartache aside for someone I love. Because THIS… this exact moment of helping another in need is important, setting a side your own needs to prioritize theirs is what makes the world go round. I strongly believe you only get what you give. I know that I cannot live this life alone and I would never leave someone alone to live it…
It’s really challenging at times to come out of your own grey cloud but you have to. You are more than just your pain; you are more than just your disease. You are more than your depression. Caring, loving, helping and assisting is a way to show yourself that it hasn’t consumed you. You ARE still a selfless lovely human being… There are no single sufferers in this life…
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Yes yes yes…caring, loving, and helping. One thing I have learned is, putting yourself into someone else’s shoes is an eye opener. We share more then we know!
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