A friend once said, “It seems like you’re not living within the reality of your disabilities.” I was quite surprised by this comment. As I listen, an old cartoon character came drifting to the surface. It was Mr. Magoo. Continue reading “Life Without Limitations!”
What’s in our hearts will impact how we see our circumstances and how we respond to them. The content of my heart will affect how I see the world around me and how I recall things past. I can’t control my circumstances; however I can control what fills my heart. Continue reading “Attitude of the heart”
This is not a rhetorical question; rather I am serious. I am recently contacted by a woman, who wants my article, “Escaping the Bubble” published by the Sounding Board. My initial thought is “Great!” There is just one problem. The Sounding Board would like me to not be so religious.
The Sounding Board is a non profit and volunteer operated magazine for the National Federation f/t Blind. They do publish some stories with a light touch of spirituality. I am acquainted with the NFB. If my friends thought I was adamant about independent living and doing the same things, as others then they’d be in for a surprise with these guys.
The National Federation for the Blind do have the right idea about what the blinds can do. Our difference is, I prefer the soft approach compared to them. Don’t worry, they’re not all militants. 🙂 The goal is to reach the larger blind and visually impaired community and empower them to pursue a robust lifestyle that includes professional careers, sports and everyday inclusion in society. “Escaping the Bubble” is likely to be a natural hit with them.
One question I have is this. What of the spiritual component? What about faith in God, the Father and Jesus? What is the spiritual inclination for the blind community? Would they want to come into a charismatic church? What of an evangelical church or a Catholic church?
Why am I so interested? For one thing, I would love for this community read stories like “Escaping the Bubble” and I am not sure of how to get my stuff into their hands. I share and appreciate my friend’s enthusiasm; however the question remains “What am I missing?”
On Tuesday, I stopped by Robin’s blog, Chirping On The Nest. She has written a post called “Cripples” and “Gimps”. It was in response to Ruby Cantu’s “Name it, claim it & then reclaim it if you have to~~”.
Ruby wrote her post in response to a conversation she has with someone. It seems the person was upset she used the word “cripple” to describe herself. It is a situation that’s quite familiar to me. I could identify with what’s Ruby is saying. Continue reading “I am not a label!”