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Objective Pain

January 14, 2017

 

 

 

Hey Everyone!

 

It's been a while since I've been able to sit down and put pencil to paper, or in my case, hand to keyboard. These past couple of months have been a whirlwind of emotions. Not only have I been dealing with everyday struggles from CES, my mother has been in and out of the hospital for the past three months. It has been tiring to say the least. So, when I finally was able to sit down and write, I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about, and that was objectively measuring pain. 

 

In general terms, pain is something everyone feels. More often than not, at least once a day someone experiences pain. This can come in different forms like physical, emotional, and mental pain. We are often focused on our own pain, that we overlook the pain that we see in our loved ones eyes. We all know CES is a struggle; waking up hurting, living daily life hurting, and going to bed hurting. It's a never ending cycle of pain, but what makes our pain so much greater than others around us? 

 

 

Having my mom in the hospital really taught me a lot about my own pain. You see, often my pain is a major focus in my life, that I overlook the pain of others around me. The past few months taught me, that even though I have pain, I can push it out of my brain to get things accomplished. Things such as being there for my mom and taking care of her pain. Also measuring pain against others pain, I believe is a major "no no". Pain is an individual journey. Pain I might be experiencing is just as bad as someone experiencing their "own" style of pain.

 

My challenge for you all this week is to give some of your time to someone going through pain. Whether it's a phone call, fixing a meal, or even a text. I hope your able to reach out to those hurting, and make a difference in someone's life this week! 

 

 

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