Day 321 In the Pursuit of Love (Compassion/Empathy)

THROUGH MCS– I HAVE MET HUNDREDS OF OTHER MCS SISTERS– WHO WE ALL SUPPORT EACH OTHER NO MATTER WHERE OUR PATH IS WITH MCS AT THAT TIME!!!!

Life in the City with a Future

Recently, I won Kathryn Chastain Treat’s book: Allergic to Life – My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope. Her experience with Environmental Illness makes my experience look like a pleasure cruise. Her response back was an epiphany. She pointed out that our experiences may have been different but that didn’t make mine any less traumatic or painful.

Image1bridgeI believe that empathy and compassion are two of the most powerful and transformative forms of love on the planet. They are the key to world peace. Both involve an opening up of one’s heart to embrace another’s pain. The subtle difference being that compassion you don’t have a foundational experience to understand what the other person is going through but you choose to show up anyway. Empathy you have experienced a very similar pain, for example, you both went through chemo or have MCS.

Image73bridgeCompassion was always a little higher on the…

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About sondasmcschatter

I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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2 Responses to Day 321 In the Pursuit of Love (Compassion/Empathy)

  1. Colleen says:

    Thanks Sonda — I’m proud to count myself as one of your MCS sisters.

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