Now, there are certain principles I have seen proven that I will always adhere to. I stay away from fatty foods. I try to keep active. I try to stay positive while simultaneously paying homage to the empowering negative symptoms of Lupus. However, I no longer assume that I'm right. Come now, we all do it occasionally. We all shake our heads at people who have, in our opinion, gone a bit off track, right?
Lupus knocks me down on a regular basis, despite my best efforts to stay healthy. Oh sure, giving up my soda pop habit, moving more and going vegan made those knock downs a lot less frequent. Absolutely. But, healthy habits or not, Lupus is a hell of a contender. And, as it turns out, I am not invincible, nor am I always right. Who knew?
Besides, why are we all so worried about being right anyway? And why do we worry so much about what other people are doing, aside from behaviors that impact us? Don't we have enough to take care of in our own lives? As they say, life is short. With chronic illness, it can be even shorter. Why not make it short AND sweet by being kind and accepting of others instead of battling it out over theories and such?
I will always speak up about injustices. Lupus hasn't made me change my mind about that. But now, I'm not so quick to judge others. Who knows? They may have some information that will help me as I journey through life. After all, I don't know everything. I'm not all powerful. Lupus has proven that theory for me, time and time again.
So, thanks Lupus, for the knock-downs. They keep me humble.