What kind of world do we live in when a blue disability sign has made those with disabilities feel shame, defeat and even a sense of failure. It is time to join hands and let our voices be heard that there is no shame here. No pity asked for or wanted.

Do not let what you think others see you as be what defines who you are or what you think you are capable of doing. For what really does the opinion of someone you think is staring at you really matter in the grand scheme of things? Their opinion of you whether real or perceived. does not change anything in your course of life. 

I, for one, am tired of letting others make me feel weak, flawed or less than. 

I have lost out on too many chances when I have let my own self doubt and insecurities stop mefrom doing things.

Instead of what you think you perceive as judgement or pity ….what if it is really admiration?

For if they were really looking at you from a place of kindness, just think of how this shift in perception could change your own sense of self worth?

Do not let others leave you shackled in a distorted sense of shame. 

Needing help is not a sign of weakness.

Rather , being able to accept it, is the true badge of courage. 

January 27, 2015 

Cindy Lee Lothian





About Cindy Lee

I'm a writer, mother and lover of life who has learned that my twenty year dance with the disease MS, has given me Multiple Strengths. I write about love, laughter, healing and hope.
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3 Responses to NEVER A BADGE OF SHAME~

  1. katepoet says:

    A badge of pride! I like that!

  2. Karen says:

    I’m going thru this right now. Thanks for sharing a timely subject that lets me know I am not alone in this fight!

    • Cindy Lee says:

      Karen, we can all feel alone at some point in our fight. That is why I love doing this blog to reach out to people who are going through the same things and let them know that they are not alone and there is hope. Blessings…..Cindy

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