05-20-2011, 12:26 AM
Join Date: May 2010
I’ve been sitting thinking of stupid things I can still do that I kinda appreciate
I can still wash dishes – awkward as that sound I can still get my kitchen clean by myself even though I have to wash a dish with one hand only
I can open blinds – the fact that I have to reach behind something and still be able to do that
I can still cook (I’m not a good cook I have to admit) – even with severe back pain afterwards I can still present my boys with a meal
I can still drive! Big one that is
I can still shower by myself – small thing but can still do that by myself
I can lock up all doors of the house and set my alarm – being able to provide security and it being my responsibility I appreciate
I can still get out my car and walk from my garage to the house (up a ramp)
I can still be alone at home without someone having to be here (struggle a bit but I can do it)
If I’m placed in a “safe” part of my garden I can water my grass and plants – I cannot move from that specific spot without support yet again but at least a part of my garden can be done
I can still get up stairs with support (steps that is not too high though)
I can still get up in the morning lifting myself off my bed (with a huge struggle but I can do it)
I can still use my arms to type this without difficulty (although I need spell check every now and then)
These is such small thing but I can still do them and that I appreciate
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05-20-2011, 07:59 AM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Your list is identical to mine with a couple of exceptions: I don't attempt garden work except from my scooter, and I always need help on the stairs, at least the last 4-5. I can never get up all 13 at night by myself....not since last November.
yes...driving is the BIG one! I'll be really bummed when I loose that one but for now I'm hoping to enjoy it all I can...at least THIS summer!
05-20-2011, 08:14 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York
Hi mandy, way to go! So amazing that in spite of your situation you are taking time out not only to see the good, but also sharing them with us. Thanks for sharing; you have touched me with your grateful spirit! I wish you all the very best in everything you endeavor.
"If we all treat each other like we treat ourselves - what a wonderful place earth would be."
05-20-2011, 04:25 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
What a nice list! It makes me feel good just reading it : )
05-21-2011, 02:16 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Yeah Mandy.. There are still pretty much in life we should be appreciative of.
There are indeed simple little things that we would appreciate and treasure more than anyone else. All of us should never stop showing the appreciation towards the little things in life. Cheers
05-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: United States
I think that it's important to focus on the things that we can control and still do, rather than those that we cannot. Fantastic list, do not forget it.
My list isn't as exciting, but I'll share. :-)
Run my business, study and win at poker, read and write about issues that are important to me, learn, exercise, make others laugh.
Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Co-founded AbiliCize to show others that exercise is still possible despite limitations.
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