I love the spoon theory. I have shared it with many people. There are many types of art and poetry about pain and how it effects us all no matter what condition we have pain is still pain, support is necessary.
I read this a while back and share it every so often on facebook. I think it is an excellent way to explain what it's like to have an illness like lupus. I have several illnesses that cause chronic pain and it's nice to find helpful ways to explain what it's like to friends.