How being disabled has taught me to be more positively mindful and grateful for all I have:
I have Cerebral Palsy and I am an amputee. I am in a wheelchair 24/7, 365 days. That has been my reality for the past 29 years and will be for the rest of my life. I am not going to lie. Being disabled sucks, but I could be a whole lot worse. I remind myself that when I am having a bad day. I wish I wasn’t disabled. I wish I could do what everyone else does. I don’t want to have to rely on people for daily tasks and wish to do them on my own. But that’s when I become mindful of the life I have and how good I truly have it. Because it could have been more severe. It’s not, and I am here, so why not be positively mindful and grateful for my surroundings and the people I have in my life? Because they make my life better in ways I can’t even begin to express. I think being disabled has definitely taught me to be more aware of the positive and more grateful than others, because, in my opinion, there is no other way to be. I can either be a negative person that hates the fact that she has a disability. By doing so, not being positively mindful and grateful isn’t just hurting me, its hurting people around me so why not be grateful for all I have? In being that way, I am being an example for the people and things around me and creating a butterfly effect of people practicing positivity. I want to encourage people to be grateful in their own lives so they can teach it to others around them and live more positive mindful lives.