I know that this breaks my unofficial “post every fortnight” rule, but I came across a story today that I just had to comment on.
During my afternoon browsing of news apps on my phone, specifically going through my feed on the BBC app, I came across this story, a blog post shared by BBC Trending. Long story short, the story outlines how pro-Kremlin Komsomolskaya Pravda supports or describes the disapproval of and ostracism of disabled people.
It’s amazing what a person can do for your psychological and physical condition. They can make you feel a million times better (or worse) simply by being around. I was reminded of this last week when a very good friend – I would say my best and most compatible friend (no offence to all my other friends, who I cherish) – was in town.
I spent the past week thinking about something positive in my life that I could write about. And there were quite a few things in my notebook: I am doing well in my efforts to become a legitimate archer, I am “flying” at work, I feel good when people come for advice to me (especially if it is family or friends, and when you can see that your advice has helped them), and I installed some hardware I have been meaning to do so for a while (security camera, car radio system, stuff like that). I know, I know. Is that all? Don’t forget that a chronic illness, an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis, does take a toll, and the simplest things become an endeavour.