Saying wouldn’t it be great if things were different doesn’t change anything – that’s what I learned today 🙂
It’s 7: 18 PM on day 381 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, practice writing by hand– I think I can safely cross that off my list I can now sign name I’m SO HAPPY 🙂 – feed myself a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, watch TV, feed myself rice and curry for lunch, publish my Disability of the Day feature, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – Kay someone with whom I share a very special boy, Brennan, and Jorge –Chrissy’s friend – made a donation in honour of Chrissy’s birthday – she asked all her Facebook friends to do so –thanks Kay and happy birthday Chrissy wishing you nothing but love and happiness all the days of your life 🙂 – and feed myself oranges for dinner.
Today as I was opening the gate – it’s electric so even I can do it – for our housekeeper to get in I thought wouldn’t it be great if every door, window and gate worked by remote and if every building – regardless of whether it is owned by government or ordinary people – with more than one floor had a lift – elevator – which is when it occurred to me that I could probably ensure that every new apartment building had a lift it in it by contacting the powers that be and sharing my experiences with them – I remember this one time where my parents had to leave me in the car to go see their friends’ new apartment – it was on the top floor – I understood that there was no way they could carry me up there but that didn’t make me any less sad lucky for me I made a pact with myself a year prior when we were on a family vacation that I would never again cry over not being able to go to certain places – our extended family was with us and all of them wanted to go to a particular cave – I forgot the name of it – only you had to crawl through things to get inside which meant I was left behind with my father and the driver I cried the entire time the others were inside – I told my father I had something in my eyes – but after a while I came to accept that they were places I would never be able to go to and things I would never be able to do with that I promised myself that I would never again cry over not being able to go somewhere – so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Do you sit around and whine about all that’s wrong with the world or wake up every day and try to move it in the right direction?
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Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.
Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!