“I-I don’t know, y-you know I don’t know," Hawthorn looked up at the sky, where the stars shone bright. "I’ve just been away so long! What if nopony remembers me?”

Lemon Sip laughed softly and she nudged the stallion. “Silly, of course they’ll remember! A lot happened while you were gone, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have your place among us. It just means you need someone to show you around, and I’m just the mare for the job!”

The stallion smiled at her enthusiasm; she never struggled to cheer him up when he came back from his longer trips, and that, he greatly appreciated. Ponyville had changed drastically this time around and made his return tougher than usual. “Has she been around lately?”

She chuckled. “Yes, yes she has.”


Let me clarify something right off the bat; I do not suffer from chronic illness myself. Hence why this is more of a how to care for your friends who have it, rather than what to expect of others if you have it.

I get upset when people get cocky and condescending with my friends who cannot help the condition their body is in. I know these people just don’t understand, but telling someone to “just get up and do something” when their entire body screams in pain is not the way to go at all! Just because the pain isn’t a gaping, bleeding wound for you to see doesn’t mean it’s not there, NOR that it’s not a valid physical pain.

I count myself very, very lucky to be healthy enough to get up every morning and go about my day, and it’s depressing to even myself that it took until I met a dear friend of mine who suffers from chronic illness to realize it. To appreciate it fully. Please, please, be grateful you are able bodied (to varying degrees) and do not coerce those who talk about their pain into doing the things YOU think they SHOULD be able to do.

If someone talks about their pain on their blog, try not to see it as enabling. There will always be people who fake being sick, and maybe the extra info they gather will help them fake better, but there is also a chance someone else who suffers in silence will see those posts and realize that maybe, they too suffer from this illness people talk so little about. And this is what is important.

Last but not least— I wish I could give you some of my spoons, AJ ;v;

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A #JAGart design..From when he was about 14 the artist “suffers” from a disability (Doctors words) but the people who have been fortunate enough to know him personally and have seen his work usually think and say the same thing… He’s got more ability than us!

The lads a genius with a pad and pencil, refuses to use rubber’s if he makes a mistake and starts again every time he does so, even if its almost finished

All this is his own view and design of a space crime fighting robot from the future with mechanical air pump legs and a fully working arsenal to defend itself against other creations he has made up.

I am sharing this as i would like to show him what people really think of this so i use it as encouragement for when i see him next so any comments would really be appreciated.