1 Nisan, 5777
You know that feeling that nobody understands your situation?
That they don't "get" your limitations because of your illness?
That some things are out of your control and you desperately need the public, including close friends and family members to understand that reality?
It's the month for Passover/Pesakh and I'm shoulder-deep in preparing my home for the holiday. I enjoy the fun of de-cluttering, shining things up and feeling that life has fresh beginnings.
I'm also busy helping a few people who are quite ill. It's occupying an appreciable amount of my time.
I took a few minutes to catch up on the news and found a fascinating article. It's relevant to all the things I've mentioned above.
The US beauty queen making her invisible illness visibleShe may look like any other contestant at first glance, but Victoria has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) - a rare genetic condition that affects her connective tissues...
Read the rest of that fascinating article by clicking on this link.
Here's the life lesson involved: The lack of public awareness undermined Victoria's ability to progress in life. So she changed the paradigm by publicizing the hard-to-realize problem. Now people can work with, not against, her.
That's courageous. And the courage is paying big dividends by fostering improvement to the woman's life.
If you're struggling with lack of awareness among the people in your life, consider how you can make some positive changes.
Need help to build your courage? Mental health practitioners recommend reading the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.
Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism.
Fill your heart and soul with purpose.