Kim is chronically ill. She has been suffering from diseases including lupus and osteoarthritis for several years. You wouldn’t know this when you see her or talk to her. These illnesses are invisible to others.
Having an invisible chronic illness doesn’t mean the effects don’.t exist. Kim is in constant pain. She is exhausted most of the time. When she goes out in public for a few hours, she has to recover in bed for a significant portion of several days. Once a successful store owner, now she has had to give up the business portion of her life.
Why am I telling you Kim’s story?
If there are acceptable excuses for not giving back to others, Kim’s would be high on the list. However, she isn’t letting her illness stop her.
Kim understands the struggle a chronic illness can impose on a person and family. It impacts activities, finances, mental health, and relationships. She has read many books that have helped her tremendously. She knows these books are unreachable by many people dealing with chronic illness because they can’t afford them.
Kim purchased large quantities of two books that helped her the most. She is giving these books to doctors who can give or loan the books out to patients who need them most.
Kim identified a need and then took action to help meet that need. Giving back to help others can be that simple.
If Kim can make a difference in people’s lives, what are you capable of accomplishing? Look around you and identify needs. You won’t have to look long or hard. Take action to help meet one or more of those needs. You will be glad you did.
Did I mention that Kim is my wonderful wife?