Thursday, September 16, 2010
This week we are dropping a Love Bomb on a young woman named Victoria.
Several of you may know that it is National Invisible Illness Week - it is a reminder to all of us that even though we may not see pain or sickness on the surface, we never know how much someone is suffering.
Victoria has Lyme disease, and writes in her post,
"Sometimes I wish my illness was visible because maybe people would be more understanding. People don't understand how you can look normal but claim to be so sick. Many times you will lose friends because they think you are faking it. Doctors will send you away because you look "okay". We just want someone to validate how bad we feel and how hard we worked just to leave the house."
Many of us suffer from invisible illnesses of our own kinds: depression, panic attacks, a broken heart, chronic pain, medical conditions, and so on. We can't walk around reminding everyone how much pain we are in, and we all know how difficult it is to suffer through something without recognition or validation. It is so important for us to remember to love one another generously and express it constantly; we never know how much it is needed.
Victoria said, "One of the best things you can do for a chronic illness is leave random notes for the person suffering that will make them laugh or tell them that you are behind them 100%." Little does she know she's about to get plenty of that!
Please join us in sharing some love, encouragement, laughs or support for Victoria! You can comment on her blog here: http://victoriawilguess.blogspot.com/2010/09/national-invisible-illness-week.html
If you think this whole Love Bomb thing is a cool idea, feel free to forward this message on to anyone who may be interested. They can help with this mission, and also sign up for any future ones here: http://dropalovebomb.com/
You can also follow on Twitter: @dropalovebomb