We must be grateful for our abilities – that’s what I keep learning
It’s 6 : 25 PM on day 862 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to take off my dirty t-shirt and put a clean t-shirt on, stretch my hamstrings, brush my teeth, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, pray, feed myself All Bran Flakes with apples for breakfast, read Genesis 36, publish my Disability of the Day feature, practice typing with both hands, watch TV, make sandwiches as part of Virginia’s Sandwich Run and spend time outside -the weather today is AWESOME the sun is out the sky is blue I’m so glad I took time out to enjoy it.
This morning I was watching an episode of Expresso– a South African breakfast show – in which Joost van der Westhuizen – father, former Springbok (South African rugby player), philanthropist and Motor Neuron Disease sufferer –was being interviewed I don’t know him but I felt really bad for him I can’t even imagine what it’s like to lose all your abilities agonizingly slowly I am just so thankful to be alive and relatively healthy. Are you grateful for your abilities?
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