March 20, 2010

Disabled, what?

Take a moment to think about this word, what it means and how it makes you feel. By definition in the dictionary this word means:

crippled; injured; incapacitated.

I personally do not consider myself to be any of these aforementioned words, because I am not. I am just like any one of you who may be reading this today. I am normal in my own way and ABLE to do many things. As a society we tend to feel sorry for those who are disabled and can’t do this or that. We have pity for them. I believe that we all need to come together and stop having pity and feeling sorry for those and take the dis out of ABLED! Make people feel like they are able to do something and be something in this world. I can’t tell you the times growing up and even in recent years that I’ve had people come up to me and talk to me like I am just 5 or tell me that they are sorry because I am in a wheelchair. Why should you be sorry? I certainly am not. I know there is a reason for everything in this world. I am proud to be a part of the disabled community. Believe it or not we often find inspiration from each other. This has happened to me many a time. Having a bad day and see the sweet smile of a child who is just full of life, it’s amazing! I’m glad that I also have had the joy of being an inspiration to those around me. I love that feeling. I believe that God made us like we are because He need(s) special people in this world to overcome some TOUGH challenges and keep going to inspire others!
So, lets work on being an inspiration to others and making them want to reach their goals whatever they may be. Let make this word, a word of inspiration as it should be! Lets not feel sorry for one another for the things we are unable to do. Lets make one another feed good about ourselves and ABLE to do just about anything, shall we?


  1. I feel the same way! I don't feel disabled at all. I have my own way of doing this that works for me.