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One More Day August 13, 2011

One More Day
August 13, 2011

If you allow men to use you for your own purpose, they will use your for theirs.
—  Aescop

When we attend a party, isn’t it always the person with the cast or someone who just had surgery who gets all the attention?  At first, when our health changes, we may try to play other people for sympathy.

We finally begin to understand that most of us have different needs.  Ours are more permanent than the needs of a person with a broken leg.  Upon realizing this, we could become angry that our needs aren’t being anticipated.  After being ill for a while, we realize it’s up to us to let others know what we are feeling and what our needs are.  Then we can look for understanding, not pity.

Exploiting the role of “sick person” is one behavior I need to guard against.  I will accept this as a personal challenge.

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