Why do they stick around?

This post is going to be slightly different because it just happened to be something I was thinking about the other day. Sometimes when bad things happen with my health, I feel like a horrible friend/sister/daughter/girlfriend because I feel as though all I do is put through hell all those close to me. When things happen, they’re these huge things that just cause everyone stress and worry and concern and I just don’t like being the cause of it – I’m sure that’s the way most of us feel.

So I was thinking “what makes people want to stay with me?” It might sound like a selfish question – and it probably is – but growing up with a chronic illness or other disability can make your self-image drop. Sometimes you need to step back and ask that question so that you can see just what you’re worth.

Kingda-Ka

This is what my life is like sometimes!

My answer was that I’m loving and forgiving and I will sit and listen patiently to any problem you might have. I try my best to be there when you’re sick and scared and need a hand to hold or when you’re sad and need a good laugh. When you build any kind of relationship with me, you’re in for a roller-coaster ride. Those drops? They can be huge and scary and heart-attack inducing but they make the endings and the rest of the ride that much better. When the good things in life happen, I feel like I appreciate them 10 times more and I believe (or hope) I pass that mind-set on to those around me. With me, there is always something to look forward too, even when you feel like the drop is never going to end. These are the reasons why, I believe, I’m worth being around. I’m worth having a relationship with and whenever I feel otherwise, I think of what I’ve given to those around me and especially what they’ve given me back. Not only do I feel better about myself, but I feel blessed to have them all in my life.

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  1. You are very lucky. So many people don’t stick around.

    I do often wonder why my husband does. It’s a hard life, but one he says he would take on over and over just to be close to me….I know…awwww.

    But friends. many of my friends still come to me for a shoulder, with their problems. ect…but after it’s fixed, I don’t hear from them again.

    Or I’ve been told by a couple of friends that I’m not a good friend….for various reasons…one big one…because I don’t call. Ummm…going deaf here! Cannot hear on the phone!! Duh.

    I’m so glad you have such an understand and supportive group on your side!!

    wendy


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