March 7, 2013

Flash Blog: Health

The obvious flip side of health is illness.  Illness and even disability are not always as apparent as many people would expect.  The people taking the elevator up one floor?  They're called lazy, which they may very well be.  But they could also be recovering from a leg injury, suffering from debilitating back pain, or simply having an extremely difficult day.

Instead of considering the alternative possibilities, people frequently assume the worst about others.  Instead, we should remember that not all illness is apparent to our eyes, nor should obvious illness be the only reason for our compassion.

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  1. We do take good health for granted. A dear friend of mine was seriously injured in a work accident many years ago, and I think of him when I need a reality check.

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    1. Sorry to hear about your friend. It is so important to remember not everyone has the gift of good health.

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  2. I completely agree. It's too easy to assume and get it completely wrong!

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    1. Exactly! Other people's stories aren't immediately apparent to our eyes (unless you happen to be Sherlock Holmes, haha).

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  3. Amen to that Aria. Never judge a book by its cover...unless you're shopping for books.

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  4. Good post Aria. Yes, many people have a habit of assuming the worst of others. It's very sad.

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    1. Thank you! It is indeed sad how we always assume the worst of others.

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  5. Great post! and I know that I am guilty of this at times, I think we all are. Nice reminder!
    http://cabingoddess.com/2013/03/blogflash2013-dreaming-of-bacon-delights-health/

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  6. Wonderful post, Aria. Many people never show their pain. That isn't to say they don't suffer terribly in secret!

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