I hate being censored.
I find a lot of people with disabilities are censored.
I find a lot of wemen in pain are censored, told it's hysteria.
I am a generally positive person but occassionally when life gets the best of me and I can't take it anymore, I say how I am feeling.
A problem arose this week when my status in the social networking site called facebook said " _____ is in a lot of pain tonight :("
one of my friends (I will not say who, she is a friend I met on the internet and maybe doesn't know me very well) sent me a message saying I could complain about ANYTHING other than disability or pain related. I know she was just trying to help me be positive but sometimes people need to be allowed to feel bad. sometimes people just need to be able to cry and have someone hold their hand, whether physically or cyberly.
So the next time that someone tells you they are feeling bad, even if they have been feeling bad for a long time, just trust them and sympathise and ask if there is anything that you can do for them.
We all know the message of Job and how harsh his friends and wife were.
don't be like them
I am sure I will have more to say about this but that is all I wanna say at the moment.
Soli Deo Gloria