We spend an incredible amount of time focusing inwards and we write about it hoping that the world will come to an understanding of what Multiple Sclerosis is and the impact it has on our lives and on the lives of our family.
This is all well and good because the world at large does need to come to an understanding of the lives of disabled people.
The one thing we don’t write enough about is our family and how they cope or don’t cope, and the people around us. We don’t address how people react to us when they see us in wheelchairs or in bathrooms etc.
You and I know about how painful it is when people react in a negative way. We also don’t address how rewarding it is when people behave in a kind and loving manner.
Think about it. Then think some more about it.
I know that I addressed one man who thought me drunk in walking down the streets of Princeton. When he realized his mistake, he walked me all the way home.
I have many stories like this. I am guilty of not writing about them.