Last week a Babble writer was lucky to have her family, but lost all her possessions in the fire that took their home.
I get emails every week that another person/blogger/family member has a child diagnosed with cancer and having been a cancer mom, maybe I can help them.
I get the questions seeking understanding about handicaps.
I have friends with kids that deal with crippling disabilities.
I’m on the Board of Directors at Violence Unsilenced and am bombarded with the stories these incredible people share about their abuse struggles.
Bering active on social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and G+ means a daily barrage of disease, disaster and destruction of lives.
It can all be too much.
How do you keep yourself from saying “NOT ONE MORE SAD STORY!”
The *thing* is WE ARE THE SAD STORY!!
My daughter was 2yo when she was diagnosed with cancer.
I had three strokes. The last two nearly-fatal, leaving me with severe handicaps.
I had my own survivor story to tell.
My cat got stitches in his butt.
My 10yo has a Splenda problem.
It’s been very rough.
It would be so easy to get caught up in story after story and situation after situation.
Repeat after me: IT’S OK TO STAY UNINVOLVED.
For me. I have to choose which personal issues I can let my heart get involved with.
And I will wave the CRAP out of the flag my chosen cause bears.
But as much as I want to, I can’t wave every flag.
I don’t expect myself to.
IT IS OK
This is one of the very few things I will say that applies to everyone: YOU CAN’T SUPPORT EVERY CAUSE.
No one expects you to.
Just support the one that means something to you and support it wholeheartedly.
It’s not the number of causes you indorse that matters.
It’s the dedication you devote to the ones that matter to you.
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