Small acts of kindness can make a big difference for those living with a disease. Actress Selma Blair, who is going through chemotherapy for multiple sclerosis, was so moved by one kind act that she passed it on to her supporters.
“This is for all of you reading this,” Blair wrote alongside a photo of a card reading, “I’m sorry you’re having such a hard time. Wishing you all the best.”Read More
She continued, “Then, this beautiful young woman quietly left me this sealed green envelope and smiled a reassuring smile. See? #angelsareeverywhere ????✨???? #thankyou. #kindness #empathy.
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I was sitting at a table outdoors yesterday. So different from a couple years ago when I would be going a mile a minute, cracking jokes or complaining in the way I love to about weather or coffee spilling or the tightness of my jeans or something… instead I was just challenged to be there in a crowd. Then, this beautiful young woman quietly left me this sealed green envelope and smiled a reassuring smile. See? #angelsareeverywhere ????✨???? #thankyou. #kindness #empathy This is for all of you reading this ⭐️
Blair’s supporters appreciated the post. One wrote, for instance, “Needed this today as I sit on this hospital bed. Thank you for sharing[hearts]” while another wrote, “Thanks for the kind words … usually we are giving you support, but today you warmed my heart.”
Selma Blair’s MS and Chemotherapy Journey
Blair revealed her chemotherapy treatment to the world this August in an Instagram post: “Sunday. Rest. Gratitude. I write this with helping someone else in mind… Since chemotherapy and high doses of prednisone I have lost any ability to focus with my eyes.”
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Sunday. Rest. Gratitude. I write this with helping someone else in mind… Since chemotherapy and high doses of prednisone I have lost any ability to focus with my eyes.(I find it difficult to be on phone so I am not on social media or communicating w friends through writing very much). Panic sets in. Will this be permanent? How do I get to one more doctor appointment? How will I work and write when I can’t see and it’s so painful? And then a simmering of knowing. Underneath all the doubt. It will be ok. Take it smaller to each moment. Let the body heal. Nourish. Walk slowly. Burst into laughter. Give my nervous system a chance. I see how wonderful and kind people can be. I see how frightening it can be. Uncertainty. I am choosing to say this too shall pass. And my word… it’s so beautiful today. Still cool in the shade and the whole day before us… we can do it. Breathe . ???? ps. My left leg is feeling the ground!!! #hsct Also… I have found much relief in settling my system with @montelbyselect #relax #hempextractcapsules . Thank you @montel_williams ????
She said that her problems with vision extend to looking at her phone, and that she often starts to panic when she does.
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Since that time, Blair has posted on a range of topics, including fear and anxiety during her treatment, her hair loss, the importance of her family, and the importance of small acts of kindness during this difficult time.