Healthy Living

How Kindness Impacts the Lives of Those Living with Lupus

Why is kindness so important?

Well simply put, kindness has a way of making people happy.  Happy people have a better outlook on life and tend to be able to overcome challenges a little easier.  The science behind this phenomenon is still a bit of a mystery, but it’s safe to say that kindness is powerful.

Kindness also has the remarkable ability to grow, like a ripple in the water, from one person to the next.  That means, one small act of kindness, like take, for example, helping someone with their groceries will likely impact many people.  In other words, people who are the recipient of kindness are likely going to perform an act of kindness for someone else and so on.

For those with lupus and other chronic illnesses, kindness can make a particularly bad day that much better. Acts of kindness can be as simple as opening a door for someone or as elaborate as a comprehensive website that offers resources and in its own way, a virtual hug or shoulder to lean on.  Whether big or small, kindness will make battling a life-changing disorder easier for the patient, their families, caregivers and anyone else in their support system. 

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