Today I am proud to introduce a guest blog publication by Terry. Terry and I connected through some blogger support groups. It didn’t take long for us to decide to collaborate. Terry writes from the heart and offers a uniquely positive perspective on life. Enjoy her first of what we hope to be many, Guest Post.
September symbolizes a new beginning, which many people need after a long summer. I have noticed that a lot of people take advantage of their abilities or talents. Everyone has skills, and we may not make use of them regularly. Some people may have the capacity to see, walk, or speak and most of the time take them for granted.
Being confined to a wheelchair does not mean someone should spend their life at home, and isolated from society. I depend on my black a gray power chair to get around the city. I may not have use of my legs, but nonetheless, I have the ability to talk, see, and to listen. Although I have insufficient arm movement, I am pursuing a career. I share this because people who do not have a disability tend to waste their time. I understand school is not for everyone, but there are other ways to be productive.
A good way is through volunteering, and this can be for anyone who is an able body or not. Becoming a volunteer is a big responsibility, and it takes dedication. Although, you’re not receiving an income, it’s still a job. There is an enormous level of commitment involved. In today’s world people always expect something in return. I’ve often said, “lend a helping hand, you never know when you’ll need one.”
If volunteering is not your cup of tea, try going out for a daily walk (in our case drive). Being out of the house provides a sense of freedom. Try going out by yourself, without your personal provider (if possible). If you try this a few times a week, you’ll receive a sense of independence. In return, you will feel good about yourself, and about accomplishing a new. Let’s face life is too short, and we must live it to the fullest.
I encourage you to volunteer and experience the beauty of helping someone in need. I would like to hear from you. Keep me posted!
Terry is a new blogger in Los Angeles, who decided to start her blog page for several reasons. Terry was born with a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and uses a wheelchair to get around. Like every woman, she enjoys make-up and fashion. Terry hopes that her decision to start a blog will help share her point of view and personal experiences, raising awareness and promoting community. She aspires to be a motivational speaker, encouraging students to overcome personal obstacles and stay in school. Terry invites all her readers to personally connect with her. Please comment, follow on Terry’s journey on Instagram, or visit Terry’s blog.
Blog link: Lifestylewithterry.com