TO COPE OR NOT TO COPE

SINCE THE 60’S, THAT’S THE 1960’S, WHEN THE LEG/FOOT, ARM/HAND, RIGHT EAR AND THE BURNS HAPPENED, LIFE HAS BEEN A CONSTANT STRUGGLE TO STAY SANE, PRODUCTIVE, AND AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE. EARLY ON WITH THE HELP OF A GOOD SUPPORT SYSTEM, A BELIEF SYSTEM AND A BIT OF WORK TO KEEP MY HANDS, BETTER MAKE THAT HAND BUSY, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST. THE SUPPORT SYSTEM CONTINUALLY TELLS ME TO TAKE ONE DAY, HOUR OR SOMETIMES MINUTE AT A TIME. THE BELEIF SYSTEM REMINDS ME THAT IT’S NOT ABOUT ME. I AM HERE TO GLORIFY GOD. THE WORK I WAS AND AM PERMITTED TO DO HELPS ME TO TAKE THAT ONE DAY AT A TIME AND TO GLORIFY GOD BY SHOWING THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO OTHERS THROUGH ME. NOW I’M NOT SAYING EVERY DAY WAS OR IS PEACHES AND CREAM OR THAT I DIDN’T HAVE OR STILL DON’T HAVE DAYS THAT WERE AND ARE JUST TO PAINFUL TO GO TO WORK OR I DIDN’T HAVE TIMES I THOUGHT GOD HAD LEFT ME FOR GOOD BUT WELL, I’M STILL HERE, STILL WORKING SORT OF, STILL TRYING TO HELP OTHER, STILL IN NEED OF MUCH HELP FROM OTHERS AND STILL HAVE GOD ON MY SIDE. HE IS NOT THROUGH WITH ME JUST YET. THE TIMES I START TO FEEL SORRY FOR MYSELF I GO TO VISIT FOLK IN THE HOSPITAL, MAKE CALLS TO THE ELDERLY, OFFER TO TALK WITH THOSE THAT HAVE LOST A LOVE ONE, TAKE A MENTOR TO LUNCH OR EVEN READ A FUNNY BOOK OR VIEW A FUNNY MOVIE. MOST RECENTLY I HAVE ADDED GOING TO THE LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER. I GO THERE TO TAKE PHOTOS BUT SOME OF THE BEST TIMES ARE THE QUIET TIMES I GET TO HOLD A PUP TIL HE STOPS SHAKING. I DON’T KNOW IF ANY OF THESE THINGS HAVE A MEANING TO ANY OTHER AWD’ERS BUT IT SEEMS TO WORK FOR ME. THANKS FOR READING, EVEN THIS HELPS!!! THANKS MAX FOR STARTING THIS GROUP!!!

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