If you look hard enough, you will find plenty of situations where you can feel useless; whether you have a disability or not. The same formula applies if you want to be, if you want to feel useful. Yesterday, I could not organize pots and pans or mop the floor. However, I did pay bills, schedule a repairman, feed the dog and make a shopping list. My wife hasn't written a check to pay a bill in years. [She was shocked about our electric bill (ok, way too silly)]. The point is that I am putting my effort into finding out what I can do. I am trying to be useful. Being useful feels good.
7/30/2013 04:00:46 am
Useful or useless. Well, in my opinion, no one is useful or useless. Some of us are just better at some things than others. At my house I do the cleaning, cooking, and laundry. My husband does vacuuming once in a great while and his work clothes. (They aren't always pleasant to handle. He even has his own washer.) He is also in charge of cutting the grass and keeping the cars, including the old 95 Jetta, in working order. He handles anything where tools are involved. I am totally "useless" if a screwdriver is involved. I pay the bills. There is no way he is getting my checkbook. He forgets to enter info and is totally "useless" as far as the computer is concerned. So, "disabled" or not, we all have areas in which we excel and those in which we don't. That is a good thing. If we all focus on our own areas of expertise, then everything can get done. Besides, no one person has the time or energy to do it all.
7/30/2013 08:13:47 am
That is absolutely the key. No one can do it all. We need each other no matter what the circumstances. We have each been blessed with our own special gifts. Use them to bless one another.
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