Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Random Thoughts From Indie Girl

Being sick this last month has caused me to appreciate those who have lifelong illnesses and those who suffer what is called "invisible" illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS, depression, etc. It is amazing how insensitive people are.

People fling advice left and right- mind you that isn't always bad. For instance, some people who have experienced the same illness, or who have known someone who had can have great advice. Just be careful. Some of the worst advice I have heard is * Get more exercise and just get over it. Unless you have had some experience, don't assume that these are the answers for every illness.

I think in our society, we have very little compassion for others. Someone who is ill maybe just needs someone to listen to them or pray for them. They get medical advice from their doctors but, they need love from their family and friends.

Just remember that not everything is black & white, and that pain can come in all different forms. Try to take a moment to show compassion because someday you might need that too.

Indie Girl Out!