Do you ever feel like giving up?
No one, except those living with peripheral neuropathy realize how difficult a challenge it is to face the sometimes relentless symptoms of this often chronic unrecognized disease.
Support Group Leaders and Liaison’s press on doing the best they can, learning that what they are doing often requires the hide of a rhino and the caring heart of a Mother Theresa!
We may be surprised by how cruel some people can be and yet surprised how kind others can be.
And in the midst of it all, there are times we encounter something which lifts us up to higher ground.
So here is what seems to be the perfect prayer for Neuropathy Patients and for those who are Support Group Leaders or Liaison’s trying to help other neuropathy patients.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
ARMED WITH PRAYER … JUST DO IT.
I am a Support group Leader for Maryland and I thankyou for the Prayer we give 99.9% of ourselves and our time and enery and making phone calls to f/u w/ other members who are newely diagnosed w/ Neuropathy.and are scared because having this disease is no picnic for any of us who struggle just to do the simple things that others take forgranted everyday like putting on our shoes and socks every day so we can get dressed to go to a DR.s appointment only to here others say nwe look like a ? or say a nice thing about us or even help us across the street,they never have to use a cane,walker or to say the least a wheelchair .Would it kill you to give us a hug everynow and then?
Patricia: If I could send you a hundred hugs via e mail I would do so. You folks are the bread of life to patients and all too often taken for granted. It was because of a patient leader in 1999 that I am here and able to help and who inspired all that I do. You never know when you touch a person so deeply that it changes their lives forever and unfortunately many times caring folks who are ill like you still manage to reach out yet often do not know how they have helped! So a thousand blessings to you.
This IS very encouraging, especially for the support group leaders. Thank you.
Jessica. They need all the encouragement they can get! It is not an easy thing that they do! God should bless all of them a hundred fold!
Jessica – I am a CIDP patient looking to join your support group. Please send me information for your next meeting including Date: Time: and Location. My Email is email@example.com. Thank You.
Darryl: Jessica’s group is an Internet Group and does not have meetings in one location. Here Facebook group is located at : https://www.facebook.com/groups/253290538031482 Gene