I was remembering a story from a few years back; I was picking up a friend from his dialysis treatments.
When I got there I usually sat in the waiting room with the other dialysis patients.
I began to meet many of them because they came at the same time on Wednesdays.
I started to hear their stories.
“I can’t empty my dishwasher anymore.”
“I can’t reach the cabinets to put my dishes away.”
“I can’t vacuum anymore or I sweep.”
“I hate it when the wind blows, my trash cans go down the street.”
This was the beginning of a major paradigm shift for me.
As I sat there and listened, I began to look at my hands and feet.
I did not like to have to put the dishes away. I did not like to have to empty the dishwasher, vacuum, sweep, or chase the trash cans.
This experience caused me to think about how equipped I am; what a privilege it is to have health, strength, and ability.
At that moment I shifted from 'I have to' to 'I get to.'
I 'have to' is a drudgery. I 'get to' is a privilege.
I 'get to' empty the dishwasher, sweep and chase the trash cans.
It is my choice to be involved and engaged in life.
If I think of it as a gift that I 'get to do something,' life becomes easier.
Keep looking for the blind spots and building a better you.
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