DIFFERENT BUT RELATABLE
MS is an interesting disease because it affects people in so many different ways. To me, it's a paradigm of life, really. Have any of you (with MS) had the experience of someone telling you "you probably don't actually have MS because your symptoms aren't at all what I've felt ..." or "you can't know how I feel."? And those without MS ... have you ever felt excluded because people think you can't relate to them or their circumstances?
Have you ever felt like this flower, floating in the ocean - knowing you're of some value, but just being carried wherever the current takes you? Never really fitting in with your surroundings?
Well, it's true. We're all different. And none of us can possibly know exactly how another person feels. But honestly - can't we all relate to others in some way? If we give it a try, we'll find the answer is always YES. Why is this important? Well ... we're all part of the human race, on the Earth, at the same time. When we all feel relatable to others we will act with more compassion, we will be more patient, and we will actually even feel more loved and accepted ourselves.
So my quest today is to notice others ... and to recognize our similarities. I know as I do so I will probably smile a little more, and forgive a lot more. Happy Weekend everyone!!
CHOOSE TO CONQUER!