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Some people do get it!

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Nielk, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Nielk

    Nielk

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    I wanted to share a poem I recieved yesterday from a friend of mine:

    TO MY DEAR FRIEND GABBY


    Life is a difficult challenge each day,

    I wish there were words of comfort I could say.


    You suffer with dignity through your pain,

    Managing as best you can and dont complain.


    You dont know what tomorrow will bring,

    You work so hard and accept everything.


    Your faith is so strong, all can see,

    You never question or ask why me.


    With what ever symptoms come your way,

    You do the best you can each and every day.


    In this world there are very few,

    Who could handle life as well as you.


    There is something you should know,

    You are a role model and Super-Hero.
     
  2. Enid

    Enid Senior Member

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    What a lovely poem Nielk - thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Wow, now that is real friend! What a treasure to have one of those.
     
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  4. hurtingallthetimet

    hurtingallthetimet Senior Member

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    that is a very wonderful poem thank you for sharing..sounds like a very sweet friend
     
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  5. Nielk

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    She is very sweet and has gone through a lot in her own life. Maybe that's why she has so much empathy.
     
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  6. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    Aww! Someone went to the trouble of composing a poem to tell you how well they think you're handling being ill? That's real friendship.

    Out of curiosity, I've been wondering why you have that pretty necklace saying "Rivkah" as your avatar?
     
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    anniekim Senior Member

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    That is so lovely. What a wonderful and empathetic friend. Such friends are to be treasured, as I'm sure you do.
     
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  8. Nielk

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    It's my Hebrew given name.
     
  9. Nielk

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    I do tremendously appreciate her friendship. The truth is, I never realized how she thought about me and my illness till she sent me this poem two days ago.
    She obviously is very talented in writing. To take the time out and the energy to compose this for me brought me to tears. That's why I wanted to share it here.
    Maybe, there are many other people who think like her. It's just hard to srticulate and very seldome will you find someone willing to share a poem about it.

    I always poin out how ignorant and hurtfull comments are being made. I was happy to post this to give the other side of the story.
     
  10. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Thanks for doing this, Nielk. It's a good reminder for me to regularly take a moment to appreciate the few truly loving people in my life. I am so grateful they are here.
     
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  11. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    Yes, that is wonderful! Many people get it for sure. I make sure to "get" what is wrong with others too.
     
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  12. WillowJ

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    that's wonderful, Gabby. Thanks for sharing :Retro smile:
     
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  13. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    Wow that must have given you an amazing boost what a beautiful poem and thoughtful friend.
     
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  14. madietodd

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    Gabby, thanks for sharing this. I love how you say that you had no idea, before, how she saw you or your illness. That's a lovely reminder that any of us could have silent admirers who just haven't figured out the time or place to say - Wow! You're great!
     
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