If there is one thing I’ve learned through the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, it is we are not alone. (Though, honestly, I feel like Lupus is a lonely disease, since we all battle it differently). This picture, which was created from words submitted by lupus patients on the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Facebook page, is powerful, full of life. We are one. A unity. The words prove it.
I wasn’t surprised to see the biggest words as negative. Expected as usual, of course because the reality is, Lupus sucks. It’s painful, exhausting, overwhelming and mysterious. But it is so much more. Why? Because it is us. We are together in this. We are courageous! We are hopeful and persistent! Blessed and strong and no, we will not give up.
Inspiring. Imagine if we can all change our perspectives and encourage each other. I’m not saying it’s all going to be positive and sure, we will break down occasionally. There’s nothing wrong with that- as long as it doesn’t overpower us.