Words are important: the ones said aloud, the ones said silently, the ones we say to each other, and the ones we say to ourselves. All of our words go out into the universe and have tremendous power. We should always select our words carefully and wisely for each other. Our words affect our bond and reflect our love and compassion for each other.
Several of our members in our lipedema community have had some trying times with their health. We’ve been asked to pray, or do what we do, to support each of the members who needed extra love. And we have seen miracles manifested!
What we have in common
We come from all different walks of life, and yet we are a community. We all have different understandings and philosophies of life, the world, and the universe. Some of us have religion, and some of us don’t.
But there are things we ALL have in common. We have love and compassion for each other, a deep understanding that we’re all important to each other, and a bond that’s strong and substantial. We turn to each other in need, and we receive support. We turn to each other in celebration, and we get cheered on and celebrated! How proud I am to be a part of this community. I am sure a little piggy with wings would say, “To infinity and beyond! Anything is possible with Lipedema!”
Here’s an old poem to think about… A little humorous, a little poignant.
The Prayer of Cyrus Brown
By Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911)
“The Proper way for a man to pray,”
Said Deacon Lemuel Keyes,
“And the only proper attitude,
Is down upon his knees.”
“No, I should say the way to pray,”
Said Reverend Doctor Wise,
“Is standing straight, with outstretched arms,
And rapt and upturned eyes.”
“Oh, no, no, no!” said Elder Snow,
“Such posture is too proud:
A man should pray with eyes fast closed
And head contritely bowed.”
“It seems to me his hands should be
Austerely clasped in front,
With both thumbs pointing toward the ground,”
Said Reverent Doctor Blunt.
“Las’ year I fell in Hodgkin’s well,
Head first,” said Cyrus Brown,
“With both my heels a-stickin’ up,
My head a-p’inting down;
“An’ I made a prayer right then an’ there —
Best prayer I ever said,
The prayingest prayer I ever prayed,
A-standin’ on my head.”