“Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.” — Ghandi
A true test of character does not come during the calm.
Only with time and pressure can the shiniest diamond form crude earth.
Enough with the sacchrine inspirational thoughts? Yeah, me too. ….
It’s time for #lovebeatshate, a movement started to unite those with chronic or invisible illnesses, or their loved ones and friends, to bring about peaceful change. The keyword: peaceful.
Reflecting on Ghandi’s message of unity, we can see that this unity isn’t always easy sailing. While in the pursuit of spreading love to further the understanding of misunderstood medical conditions, we will come up against opposition. Some will pronounce that our cause isn’t worthy. Or they may try exploiting our pain and suffering by promising false treatments. But we must stand united.
As Ghandi notes, unity is not always easy, but the pay off is worth it. We can accomplish more together. Examples are plentiful: an endometriosis petition, letters to media, a sisterhood of bloggers banding together to offer support and guidance. This #lovebeatshate movement, with each person taking time from their precious schedules, some writing through pain even, to produce a common thread of love. Each post with its own unique spin on what it means to be a part of #lovebeatshate.
Unity = the fire may come but you will never walk through it alone.
Together we are stronger.