Having CP is challenging to be sure. Some days it’s rough. There is other way to say it. However, I do not want to focus on the bad days. I choose to keep a positive attitude. Having CP affords me blessings others do not have. Sounds crazy, right? Nope, not crazy. It’s the truth. These blessings are as follows:
- Empathy: I have an empathy for others who are different that I wouldn’t have without CP. I understand that everyone wants t be seen and valued. It’s what I want for myself as well. I don’t always get the chance to be seen and valued because of my condition. Due to being seen as different I don’t want anyone to feel I treated them any differently based on anything. Everyone deserves to live as they choose.
- Tolerance: My job is to love everyone as I love myself because of my faith. That is an active commission where I do everything I can to put my money where my mouth is so to speak. I refuse to hate anyone based on their choices or who they are. I choose tolerance. I make those choices daily. I choose tolerance as well is because it’s what I want for myself. I don’t always get the tolerance I deserve as a human being. If I deserve tolerance (and I do) in order to get it: I have to give it to everyone I come in contact with. I may not understand your life or choices because those things don’t look like mine, but I support your decisions that you made for yourself.
I want my story and journey to be an example of light and love. I want my blog to be a place where grace is given. I want it be a place where we forgive each other when we need to. I want this blog to be a community that loves and lifts each other up. I believe we can be and do that if I lead by example. Thank you all for reading, commenting, and sharing. It means the world to me that you do so. If anyone needs someone to reach out: please do so. I want to help all of you in these unprecedented times. Please do everything you can to stop the spread of this virus.