Where are my people?

Are support people friends? Are friends support people? During my chronic illness, when I needed support people so desperately, I wondered where mine were, or more accurately, who they were.

First of all, let me say what I think a support person is. It is a person to whom you can go to gain reinforcement and strength. There can be general support people that you go to for any type of support or specific ones that you go to for a particular type of support. For example, frustration with kids or work. Are these people friends? Yes, a support person is a special class of friend, just like work friends, neighbor friends, and family friends. They are not better or worse friends, but friends with an additional facet. This means that a support person can be a work, neighbor, or family friend. So, what about my support people?

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It hurts so much

It bothers me a bit when people, usually very old people, say I have lived a good life and I am ready to die. Sometimes people say that he was in such pain that it was a blessing that he died. It is really hard for me under most circumstances to think that these are good things. Life is a wonderful gift and valuable beyond measure. How can people say these kinds of things and mean it? I say this because I might have said something like this to someone to comfort them or agreed with someone, but deep down, I haven’t felt this way. Well, the other day made me rethink this just a bit.

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January 16, 2011Permalink Leave a comment