“Good” and “Bad”

Gotta dance ’cause I sure don’t wanna cry…

I’m so happy I began my new business; I’m happy the medical treatments are almost finished; hell, I’m happy I was able to walk here to the coffee shop.

‘Course, that happiness doesn’t stop the suffering from the treatments.

If you’ve read a number of posts in this blog, you may be tempted to say: “Why so much negative stuff?”

Well…

It’s “bad” that I got Hep C and the side effects from the drugs are “bad” BUT the submission to God’s Will and the resignation to His Power I’ve been learning are “good”. Sometimes, it takes quite a crisis to teach me a lesson.

“Know ye that the embodiment of liberty and its symbol is the animal. That which beseemeth man is submission unto such restraints as will protect him from his own ignorance, and guard him against the harm of the mischief-maker. Liberty causeth man to overstep the bounds of propriety, and to infringe on the dignity of his station.”

[ Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 335 ]

Also, I feel, since I’m going through the treatment and understand the threat of the virus, that not sharing information would be criminal:

“It is suspected that there are, at present, more than 5 million people in the United States that are infected with Hepatitis C, and perhaps as many as 200 million around the world. This makes it one of the greatest public health threats faced in this century, and perhaps one of the greatest threats to be faced in the next century. Without rapid intervention to contain the spread of the disease, the death rate from hepatitis C will surpass that from AIDS by the turn of the century and will only get worse.”

If you’re concerned about Hep C (for yourself or others) a wonderful and supportive space is the alt.support.hepatitis-c group !

I’m gonna dance on outta here…

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4 thoughts on ““Good” and “Bad”

  1. Isn’t it funny how long we try and hide our past and then one day we wake up and ask why. These days people want to know that they are not alone and not too many people are willing to forgo their ego for the fear that someone will find out that they truly are human. Your honesty means so much to so many people Alex. I applaud you as well ~keep touching peoples lives and you will be rewarded greatly!

  2. Hi Alex,

    I’m sorry I haven’t stopped by for a while. I don’t want to give any excuses because I might sound pathetic. 🙂

    I’m happy to hear your treatments are almost complete.

    It’s good of you to care about others as you have shown by warning others of the dangers of Hep-C. But then I’m not surprised that you care about others, either. 🙂

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