Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Health Blogging Month Day 30: Avoiding the topic

Play that horn. Want to hear a secret? You’re awesome. (It’s actually not even really a secret.) This is going to be hard for you, O Modest One, but you gotta give yourself props today. Write three things you love about yourself – things you’re great at – or just want to share. Don’t you dare signpost or undercut those self-compliments!

(Play that horn? It's "The Last Post" of health blogging month. If it were ANZAC Day the Returned Services League would think we were making fun of them.)

The rules of health blogging month allow me to take two "get out of blogging free days." So far I haven't used them.

Since it's the last day, I'm using a "get out of blogging free day" to avoid the topic.

Let's not talk about me.  Let's talk about you - the people I don't even know who have been sharing my story since the end of May.

Some of you have blogs of your own, and I've been privileged to read some of your stories as well.

Here are three things I love about you:

  1. Those of you who have left me comments have taken the risk of being vulnerable. You've encouraged me, but you've also shared something of yourself, and that takes real courage.  You are incredibly courageous. Maybe that comes of living with a monster like lupus - but whatever it is you are brave beyond belief.
  2. You come back.  Even when I've had a miserable, painful, depressing day, and my post is miserable and depressing, you come back. (Well, some of you apparently do.) I don't know you, but you've chosen to be my friend.  You are an incredibly compassionate person.
  3. Whatever time, day or night, I (or any other lupie) need to find someone who understands - there is someone on-line. You are part of a community of people who are separated by geography, culture, economics, anything and everything that can divide people - yet are united in one incredible goal - somehow we are going to get each other through this.  Wouldn't it be amazing if the whole world could be as supportive of each other as the on-line lupus community is?
Give yourself a pat on the back. You are an incredible blessing to me, as well as to each other, and I thank God for you every day.

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days:


  1. LOVE. ;o) Way to use a trump card...I was just told by my hubby that I can't use one tomorrow...buggernackles. LOL!

  2. "Buggernackles" Brynn? I've just learned a new word! And I suspect I'll have the perfect opportunity to use it at my ophthalmologist's appointment this afternoon. (Can't wait to read your post tomorrow!)


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