I joined Meet An Ostomate, (MAO) for both emotional and educational support, There are others who joined this site for a variety of different reasons such as loneliness, companionship or just fulfilling a need or desire for friendship and belonging. The bottom line is what we all have in common is the ostomies. I would like to think that kindness exist in all of us but there are some that are not kind . The lack of kindness have been has been shown or demonstrated by comments and demonstrations toward others that are geniunely trying to bring positive thoughts and trying to help others.
Sickness sometimes plays a big part in our attitude and behavior. Some blame their illness or reason for their pain and suffering on everyone else. No one chose to be sick. It just happened. There are others who have issues far worse than ours and they have less of a life than we do. They have many different illnesses and suffer in a a variety of ways. Some live and some die. But where is the love or our ability to demonstrate kindness toward others when clearly that's all a person seek.
Kindness is free and can be given or shown by all of us. Yes this site alows us to let out our frustrations or happiness regarding our plumbing. The privilege to express yourself is afforded to every member regardless of what we may think or feel about others who are trying or doing there best to help.
Sure some of us let loose on how surgery has changed us. Others are just happy to still be here. Yet, there are some who are miserable and grumpy. So ease up on them and try a little kindness and understanding. It's not the members fault if they dont meet your expectation or possess your vast knowledge when it comes to writing or making a comment. We are not the same nor do we all think the same. Cant we all try to be kind? Is it that hard to show kindness to others? We can say anything in a kind way and not be harsh. We all are members that have good and bad days. Maybe we could try a little bit more to be kind to one another. So press rewind and be kind.