Six small lesions and four injections later, my mind has opened up to different thoughts over the last few days.
I believe that having things to deal with, somehow show us a different side of ourselves that we need to see that we don’t always tap into. How quickly health can change? Dealing with health issues makes us more vulnerable to other thoughts, feelings and situations too.
My thoughts go back to when my mum was ill. Mortality wasn’t something I thought about consciously, but it’s true that illness makes us more vulnerable and can make friends and family around us more vulnerable too. Illness tends to show friends and family in a different light.
People’s reactions to what we deal with don’t always match how we expect them to behave. Maybe what we see in front of us is something that was there, we just didn’t know or see it, or perhaps it was there, we just chose to ignore it.
One thing that has never changed, is for me to be who I am. Unfortunately, I think that with what we all deal with, it’s often difficult for us to accept people for who they are. We have pre-conceived ideas about how we want those people to be and when they’re not, we tend to judge. Another human failing I guess.
The world is different; we’re all different. We need to come together and just let each other be what who we are. I believe we also need to be more accepting of our differences.