I’m a believer in that the smallest things can make a difference. A dash of purple on a bracelet, a purple rose on a keychain and a note written with purple ink are wonderful gestures. These are but a few of the many things I’ve seen today. These little symbols remind me that I’m not alone and together we can overcome anything.
The color purple has come to mean so much to me. It represents a hope for a brighter future and a seizure free life. Epilepsy used to be a secret I hid for far too long. Fearing what others would think did me no good. Speaking about my condition and letting others know how they could help is liberating.
It doesn’t matter what illness, disorder or disease you may have. We all need a support system. Mine just happens to be purple. We need the love and encouragement from family and friends around us. They let us know we are strong and when things are too difficult, they will be there to pick us up.
Today I’m overwhelmed with the support I’ve received. My family, friends and coworkers wear purple because they care. They listen to the many epilepsy facts I throw at them because they want to understand and educate themselves about it.
Let’s work together to get to our right shade of purple. With Social media at our grasps, why don’t we color the world purple?
For more information about epilepsy and seizures, here are some helpful links.