Posts Tagged ‘life lesson’

On Monday, my Wife arrived home just after 11 PM. Her Brother drove her, with his Daughter.
We hung out for two hours as they got ready for Bed.

I usually see his Daughter once a Year, and she’s a great Kid. A little wacky at times, but who isn’t when they’re ten years old.

I remember the first time that I met her.
My In-Laws, & my Wife all went to a Restaurant. I order Deep Fried Ice Cream, and she wanted to feed it to me. I thought that I’d end up wearing it, but no, she did great.

See, Kids, if you offer to feed a Disabled Family Member or Friend, Ice Cream or Beer, it’s a beautiful thing.

First, you’re helping us, which SOME of us truly appreciate, especially with food.

Secondly, it gives them a hands on experience about being around Disabled People, and shows them briefly what we deal with. It also gives you a chance to ask us questions.

Speaking of asking questions, I know I’ve said this before, but I can’t say it enough.
Sometimes when I go out, Kids ask me or their Parents “what happened to me”.
Usually Parents are quick to shush them or something. To me, that’s wrong.

I’d personally prefer if Kids ask me or ask their Parents, and that I or the Parents answer their questions.
Kids are naturally curious about life in general, especially about me.
To them, I probably look like a Giant evil Cyborg.
So, Parents, chill out, let them ask, and let me answer please.

If I can educate them, and hopefully help them not become ignorant, & shallow, & uninformed like alot of Adults, I’ll be happy to talk to them.

Adults, for the most part, are a lost cause.

I’m done my little speech now

Anyways…

We spent the next day together. The Weather was crappy, so we hung out, played some Games.

My Wife and her Brother decided to go get a Pizza, so I got to babysit for about twenty minutes. It was nice cause I never get to spend time alone with his Daughter.

I showed her some Pictures of me online, and played some games online. I wish we had more time together, but it was nice while it lasted.

It reminded me of when I was a Kid living in the Hospital. I looked after TONS of Kids, almost daily. We’d play Video Games, watch TV, listen to Music, play Board Games, or just talk. I’d do whatever it took to cheer them up, and make them forget their illness for a little while.

Anyways, a few hours later, my Brother-In-Law & his Daughter left to head back to his Dad’s, before heading home to Halifax today.

Speaking of today, all I’ve done is I met my Wife for Lunch near her work.
Then, I went to the Bank to get Laundry Change for her.
I’ve done my good deed for the day.

Speaking of Laundry, I’m gonna do some now.

I’ve never really been a fan of Mondays, regardless of the fact that I don’t have a regular job. I guess it’s the fact that in my mind, Monday represents back to business. By business, I mean making phone calls, leaving voicemail messages etc.

Due to my life situation, I deal with a number of Agencies in order to maintain my level of life. For the most part, things run smoothly, but problems arise at times. To be honest, it can be a good thing. I’d be worried if things ran smoothly 100% of the time. I consider myself to be a “glass half full” type of person, but I start looking over my shoulder when things seem good or even normal in my life.

I never really understood the whole concept of stress-free. We all have stresses in life, even rich people. Hell I can’t even remember the last 100% stress free vacation that I had. I’m sure many of you can relate to that. The point is that life can make you stressed out, but you do have a choice when it comes to dealing with it.

You can choose to let it overtake you or you can choose to just suck it up. It’s been my experience that if you let it overtake you, not only is it not healthy, but chances are you’ll make it worse. I often chose the latter, at least I try to anyways.

I accepted at a young age that life is full of twists and turns. Even while I lived in the Hospital, I was surrounded by Nurses & Doctors that ran around like Chickens with their heads cut off. Luckily, I had the ability to tune it out often and go about my daily life. I can be pretty self sufficant when need be.

There’s no real meaning or reason for this post. I just felt like, well, rambling. If there’s a moral to this post, all I can say is try not to stress out.

Stress can indeed be a mess.