“When you think of me as disabled, leave out the dis-!
Instead think of me as determined-n-able!” ~Unknown
I’m not in a wheelchair, but I do have hidden imperfections.
At a time when I had dressed in much younger women’s clothing, I remember wishing, “Oh, if only I could win that ‘perfection trophy’ or just be the third runner up”. I felt the trophy would give me the respect of others.
Now sitting in old, less than fashionable clothing, I think of the people I respect most. It’s not the ones that hold the trophy. And it doesn’t matter if you’re walking in four-inch stiletto heels, with the aid of a cane, or if you’re in a wheelchair. The winners in my book, are the ones that never stop trying. They are the ones that look for the good in others and see their self-improvements. They are comfortable with who they are. The people I admire don’t compete for that trophy. Because they know that the perfection title and pageantry isn’t what wins the game –of life.
I like hearing different viewpoints. What qualities you admire in people.