Today’s prompt: Helping Others Hope: What do you do or say to help others have hope?
Simply put I “pay it forward”. Let me explain.
Before I started blogging, I wasn’t aware of the amazing migraine community that exists. The only migraineurs I knew were episodic ones who wondered why the meds that work so well for them didn’t work for me. Living in that “world” made me feel judged, worthless, lazy… Since beginning Migraine Puzzle Pieces, I have come in contact with hundreds of inspiring, chronic, migraine fighters; doing so helped me to realize there’s nothing wrong with me, but rather the system created to treat chronic migraineurs. If we exist into the millions, then we’re not the problem, the treatment plans are.
That said, entering the migraine community changed my life. It gave me back a measure of my dignity (I gatta be real, I still battle with self-esteem issues). It motivates me to remain hopeful and to keep fighting. Each time I write a blog post, I check back in an hour or so to see if anyone liked it…lol. If they did it touches my heart. I’m like, “Yes! Someone was touched by that article and I feel I’ve done my job. I’ve “paid it forward”.
Remember you’re not alone fighting your battle. We are a couple million strong. We can empathize with you – your physical pain and your emotional pain. Hang in there. Never give up…but do “pay it forward”.
“The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is organized by the:
American Headache and Migraine Association.”