Trying to explain to someone who’s perfectly healthy why I have to think through every commitment.
Why everything has to be weighed against the emotional, psychological, and physical cost.
Why things that don’t stress normal people stress me.
Has been very challenging.
The person I was dealing with today was not being very kind about it.
I know this person means well, but the impatience and lack of understanding had me in tears earlier.
If you don’t understand, give grace.
When in doubt, give grace.
A little kindness couldn’t hurt.
If you’re healthy, don’t just assume everyone’s life is as easy and healthy as yours is.
For me, every choice must be calculated and considered for the cost, for how much it takes.
From my family.
That means that if I actually make effort to spend time with you.
To help you with something.
To attend your gathering.
To reach out to you.
Then you’re very special.
And I esteemed you important and worth any potential stress associated with that situation.
I miss the days when my every move wasn’t considered.
If you can just go do what you want when you want, you’re very, very blessed.
And you probably take it for granted because you don’t even know how very blessed you are.
I didn’t understand this until my health problems got severe.
But you are blessed.
So thank God that you are healthy!
And, please, whisper a prayer for those of us who aren’t.