Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Several days ago I created an e-Booklet of several articles that I have written on Hope during the past 85 months. I am in the process of putting together an e-Booklet of several of the video presentations that I have created of the articles that I have written on hope during the past 85 months. I came across the article, Yes I am disabled, but Don’t Count Me Out and after a thorough search realized that I had not made a video presentation of this article. I wrote the article in October 2014 and believe that I got distracted and did not make a video presentation. Consequently, I am creating a video presentation of the article at this time.
Below is a brief excerpt from the article:
“As a person living with a disability have you ever had the feeling that you were somehow discounted you because of being disabled. I have my friend. Several days ago, during a brief conversation with someone that I had not seen in about 6 or 7 years, she asked me if I was working.
She asked because she knew that my disability had previously interfered with my ability to work.
When she asked me if I was working, I told her that I was still disabled and receiving assistance. When I said that I was not working, I got the feeling from her that being disabled, receiving assistance and not being able to work in traditional settings made me less of a person. I got a feeling that as a result of being disabled and receiving assistance, I could not really have a place of significance in the world. A feeling of “Yes, but…”coming from her.
A feeling of what I was accomplishing with my life was trite and insignificant. A feeling of minimization and marginalization. A feeling of “that’s nice” after sharing with her what I have been doing and am doing through Second Chance to Live.
Although I realized that I did not have to own or take any of those feelings personally, I realized that I needed to remind myself that, “Yes I am disabled, but Don’t Count me Out”. Although I realized that I did not have to own or take those feelings personally, I realized that I needed to remind myself to run my own race, to stay committed to using my gifts, talents, and abilities in ways that work for me and to not lose sight of my mission and vision.”
To watch and listen to the entire article, you may click on the following link: Yes I am disabled, but Don’t Count Me Out! Video Presentation
In the event that you would like to read the complete article,in addition to watching and listening to the presentation; you may click on the following link: Yes I am disabled, but Don’t Count Me Out!
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