WEALTH AND HEALTH, “Do you have a handicap?”
“Put yourself on the line and be the master of your time.”
Do you have a handicap? Every person has a handicap of some sort, some more than others. Look at Michael J Fox he is at peace with his lot in life, being handicapped and still younger than a lot of us. Having Parkinson’s disease is not going to stop him any time soon. He could sit on his bum and stew over it, so it would get the better of him. He is moving on with life. I have been told he going to star in a new movie. Good on him.
Many of us let small handicapped problems get the better of us. Be positive not negative, be upbeat. Do not let anything rule your life. Do not waist your life worrying about any handicapped problems. Except your handicap hardships for what they are and move forward or else it will drag you down with it. Your future is what you make it. Life has its flaws and deficiencies in everything. Humour can ease the burden of most situations so make a joke of it. It is an endearing quality and one that has helped others cope with handicap health situations.
You can look at the tragic side of a situation or the funny side, which is what anybody would rather do as it helps keep everything in perspective. If you laugh people laugh with you and the only other thing to do is cry which will not solve the problem. You will find people have a habit of turning away from the situation as they are frightened of how to cope with the problem at first. Make light of it and you will find it easy to work out how to cope with it. Go back to square one and start life over again and go forward with your new way of life copping with what you have been dealt with. Make life more simple for yourself otherwise it could crush you.
I was reading an article about a young lad who when he was six years of age entered the school sports games even though he had brittle bone disease called Ontogenesis imperfecta. The teacher did not want him to have a go. He went ahead and broke his spine. He fractured his spine four more times after that and also broke his legs, arms, ribs and hips. It did not take much to cause the brakes, tripping, coughing or simply rolling over.
He was hospitalized 76 times for serious fractures, and ended up with bowed limbs. He ended up in a wheelchair until he was 15 years old. He had had enough and wanted to hang out with his mates. So he told his mother he would not take his wheelchair to school any more and he did not. He learned to walk again with a walking frame, crutches, and then a walking stick. Once he had mastered that he then looked for the next extreme thing to do with his limited ability.
The young lad with brittle bone disease when he was very young liked his heroes the teenage mutant ninja turtles and the x-men. He considered himself a freak like them and does martial art classes. He eventually found a teacher of martial art that would help him learn the art. He had to learn how to not break his bones but yet still knock them off their feet. His injuries made him double jointed and resistant to many of nijutsue’s wrist and arm locking techniques while his shins where so hardened by fractures they could be lethal weapons.
It changed his life and he felt less hopeless and more in control in difficult situations, of fear or failure, and not scared when confronted by people who did not realize how easy he could be hurt. The young lad with the brittle bone disease joined a gym and became a personal trainer, training elderly people in nursing homes. His condition gave him a higher level of trust from the elderly. Then he was accepted into a handicapped dance theater group, in fact he broke more bones learning ballet than martial arts.
We all have handicaps. No two people are alike. It cannot be helped if some are worse than others. There is no such person on earth that can be said to be perfect.
Prince Harry took a lot of injured army persons to the Antarctica with all their different handicaps is quite a feat. He was supposed to be the only one without a handicap yet when they started out he had a broken toe. Still a handicap when you have a long walk in the snow.
We all have our ups and downs and must make the best of any situation. Life was not meant to be easy so bite the bullet and have a go and get on with your life.
for your time, Tom Short.
……………………………………LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE,
A little girl walks into a pet shop and asks in the sweetest little lisp: Excuthe me mithter do you keep wittle wabbits?’,,,,,,,,,,And the shopkeeper gets down on his knees, so that he is on her level, and asks..
Do you want a wittle white wabby or a soft and fuwwy bwack wabby, or maybe one like that cute wittle bwon wabby
over there? The little girl puts her hands on her knees, leans forward, and says in a quiet voice,,,,,,,,
‘ I don’t fink my pyfon really giveths a thit’