Kindness - Sometimes the Best Medicine

By June Scharff

You may not have thought about it, but either you and or many people you know may suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain changes a person’s life; they do things to manage the pain, they do things to heal the issue and limit many activities. 

After a while, these changes are commonplace to them and to the people around them. The person doesn’t complain and many times downplays it. There comes a point when a person realizes, pain or not, they would like to enjoy as much of life as they can; waiting for the pain to be over no longer makes sense. It is like this quiet private hell that many people live with everyday.

 

It seems that because of this downplaying, the loved ones can forget to show how much they care. So this holiday season I am reminding everyone to think of that person you know with chronic pain and say a few kind words. “How are you feeling today”? “I am so sorry you have to go through that.” “I wish I could make it better.” No, you don’t have to spend a great deal of time dwelling on it, but showing someone you care and you are aware of what they are going through can uplift them and make their day so much better.

 

Peace and Blessings this holiday season.