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How to Be Kind Despite Having an Illness

Being kind is a way of living that keeps giving long after the kind thoughts, words, and actions have taken place. Kindness is a force without force, and it goes well beyond manners to the very heart of how people respect and treat one another.
Being kind is a vital way of making our own lives, and the lives of others, meaningful. Being kind allows us to communicate better with others, to be more self-compassionate, and to be a positive force in other people's lives. Kindness has its true source deep within you, and while some people are innately kind, it's something that everyone can cultivate by choice.
Understand what kindness is and is not. At its most basic, kindness is about caring genuinely for others around you, wanting the best for them, and recognizing in them the same wants, needs, aspirations, and even fears that you have too. Kindness is warm, resilient, patient, trusting, loyal, and grateful. Sometimes when we are sick we may not show kindness in the usual way. D…

The Foundation of the APF.

I want to tell you about the people who are the FOUNDATION of the APF. JJ My life and yours would have or could have had a tragic ending without the hard work of the people I have written about in the following paragraphs. There are so many other scientists, physicians and lab technicians that have enhanced our lives and improved our health but there is not room enough on the pages of this book to name them all and to enumerate their achievements. Know that they are in laboratories, hospitals and research centers all over the world and that without them, to be sure, your life would be filled with more sickness or pain.

You can support them first with your prayers. They are the most powerful and least used force in the universe. Next, you have the opportunity to support them with your finances. There are plenty of research projects that will change the Porphyria world but they need money to be completed. The APF has separate accounts for research projects. You can donate funds that will…