people-of-letters

I hope with the Grace of God to continue along the path of Catholic Ideals and to be able one day, in whatever state God wills, to defend and propagate these rare and true things
—  Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Dear Healthy People,

When someone says they can’t do something (such as volunteer to do something) because of their health problems, listen.

Don’t ask them again.

You probably don’t have any ill intentions. But it hurts.

Don’t tell them it’s “low impact” and how helpful it would be if they do the thing.

They know their limits better than you. Something that seems like it doesn’t require much exertion to you, might be too much for them. They may need to save their “spoons” for something else.

It’s uncomfortable in the extreme to keep having to say no. There is societal pressure and expectation to provide reasoning but the disabled/chronically ill should not have to provide the details of their medical condition before they are believed. 

It’s depressing to be reminded how much one’s illness has taken away. 

It’s embarrassing to admit just how limited one’s abilities are, knowing how weak and useless others find you.

It’s frustrating to feel like you can’t do more to help with a good cause.

It’s tiresome to feel like one’s “no” is not respected and one’s “I can’t” is not believed. When an illness is invisible, the expert on its effects is the person who lives it.

So yeah, please don’t do that.

Sincerely,

Someone with a chronic illness.

Tagged by the light of my life, @delzinrowe. <3

Rules: Enter your answers, then tag ten people. Use the first letter of your name to answer every question. If the person who tagged you used the same letter, make sure your answers are different. You can only use each answer once!

Name: Lauren
A four-letter word: love
A boy’s name: Liam
An occupation: lawyer
Something you can wear: leggings
A food: lasagna
A place: London
A reason for being late: lying in bed thinking about how much you don’t want to do anything
Something you shout: LET ME DIE
A movie title: La La Land
Something you drink: lemon-lime soda
An animal: lion
A type of car: Lamborghini
Title of a song: Lemon Scent - Dead Sara

Tagging @sublimepoint, @sunlitthrone, @exmchina, @quakebeats, @dojimadaigo, @eridiumblight, @harrysflynn, @lolzforshits, @eventhroughthedarkestofdays, @vindicia

Tagged by the best~! @thelaohugirl

Rules: Enter your answers, then tag ten people. Use the first letter of your name to answer every question. If the person who tagged you used the same letter, make sure your answers are different. You can only use each answer once!

Name: Peyton
A four-letter word: Page
A boy’s name: Pete
An occupation: Packer 
Something you can wear: pants
A food: pizza
A place: Pennsylvania
A reason for being late: Peacing out from existence 
Something you shout: PEOPLE OF EARTH
A movie title: Predestination 
Something you drink: Pepsi
An animal: Parrot 
A type of car: Porsche
Title of a song: Please Me - Car Party 

I tag: @glinthawk @marqotrobbie @strategichomelanddivision @vaclavs @kazuhiras @miyku @inamorda @nonusphocas @aetulias @gayrielreyes

@thethinwhiteziggystardust tagged me to do this fun little game, thank you!! 💙 (also this is my first time being tagged)

Rules: enter your answers then tag ~10 people! Use the first letter of your name to answer each question. Real answers only. If the person who tagged you has the same initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use the same word twice.

Name: Katie
A four letter word: Kick (my inner INXS fan is showing)
A boy’s name: Kirk (again)
An occupation: King?
Something you can wear: Kimono
A food: Kiwi 🥝
Something you can find in a bathroom: Kleenex
A reason for being late: Kidney pain
Something you shout: Kiss my ass!
A movie title: Kill Your Darlings
Something you drink: Koka Kola (as The Clash spelled it)
An animal: Kangaroo
A type of car: Kia
Title of a song: Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain) - INXS 💛

Okay this was harder than I expected but a lot of fun! I’ll tag @mosaictrionic, @cobblecatghoul, @trash-depeche, @wilderdevotee, @itsdraconia, @the-beat-girl if you guys feel like doing this :)

I’ve been tagged by @duranie100theunionofthesnake and @enya0cean (sorry for the delay) thank you 😘

Rules: enter your answers then tag ~10 people! Use the first letter of your name to answer each question. Real answers only. If the person who tagged you has the same initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use the same word twice.

Name: Sam
A four letter word: Same 
A boy’s name: Samuel  
An occupation: Saleswoman   
Something you can wear: sweater 
A food: Salad
Something you can find in a bathroom: Soap 
A place: Somalia 🤗  
A reason for being late: Slaughtered (sorry)
Something you shout: Super ! 
A movie title: Summer Camp
Something you drink: Sirup
An animal: Snake
A type of car: Seat
Title of a song: "Save A Prayer" - Duran Duran

I tag : @wheredidyourheartgo @fastrthanlite @plasterthemagictongue @theblitzclub @enter-the-fossa @iloveziggystardust @as-the-animals-die @electric-barbarella and @matineeidyll (if you want to) 💕

After a long time, yaaay, a new tag game! Tagged by @s-e-l-f-i-s-h-n-e-s-s thank yooooou <3

Rules: enter your answers then tag 10 people! use the first letter of your name to answer each question. real answers only. if the person who tagged you has the same initial, you must use different answers. you cannot use the same word twice.

Name: Eduardo
Four letter word: Earn
A boy’s name: Edward
An occupation: Engineer
Something you can wear: Eyeglasses
A food: Eggs
Something you find in a bathroom: Electric Razor
A place: Ecuador
A reason for being late: Excuses (JK LMAO)
Something you shout: Ewww
A movie title: Equilibrium
Something you drink: Egg cream
An animal: Elephant
A type of car: Enfield 8000
Title of a song: Evil Angel by Breaking Benjamin (oh god i had to add this a few hours later, i forgot i didnt add a song, sorry!)

tagging @kurome-in-wonderland @yorozuya-ken-chan @isayu @hakuniki @kanashiri @yetanotherfluffyotaku @aileenaison @taeyanng @kuroyama @nora-amiticia @saltyfemaledog @teyilai @zankyou315 @bae-life its optional to do that and sorry if someone didnt want to be tagged or if i bothered you

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.