I’ve found a terrific website or, rather, it found me. Jenny, from CarePlace, sent me an invitation to check it out and share my impressions, opinions and ideas. She, Ben and the rest of the CarePlace team want to create a privacy protective, member only comfort zone for those dealing with their own challenges and those who care for them and want to help. I qualify on both issues, having lived my life on both sides. Lupus NewsLog has a similar intent and approach because the more we learn and the more we share, the more positive possibilities we will discover and everybody can benefit.
As the Internet grows older and wiser, our communities are adapting and expanding to meet our deeper needs. CarePlace is a resourceful site with a multi-dimensional mode, almost like an information mall made for morale-boosting and strongly encouraging individual involvement. We all have both needs and gifts and CarePlace is a gathering ground where both can be enriched.
Many years ago Margaret Mead wrote, “Never doubt that a small group of committed individuals can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”. Those of us who are true believers always reach out together to create change.
Ben, Jenny and CarePlace have made such a powerful impression on me that I’ve joined, taking part in discussions and starting an onsite journal. As I wrote recently in Who is this Strange Dame?
I’m used to writing about lupus, not about me but I do believe it’s time for this ol’ wolf wrangler to learn some new tricks.
Luciano de Creszeno wrote, “We are, each of us, one-winged angels and we can only fly by embracing one another”. This has been my email signature quote and my personal motto for a very long time - it is the belief that gave wings to our Butterfly newsletter and still breathes life into these Lupus NewsLog pages.
A principal of Buddhism is, “Life is suffering”, but for a purpose. If we live, suffer and strive to grow beyond our pain, we gain so much that can elevate our own lives and help to uplift others. Come check out CarePlace
with me - you’re likely to find something there, to give and receive, that will refresh your spirit.