I had my friend J take me to BJ’s last week.
Large quantities of meat were purchased and had to be divided before freezing.
So I did what I have learned to do with one hand:
- Get large freezer baggie
- Open and flip the top portion inside-out, so it will stay open
- Fill with hamburger, pork chops, whatever
- Wash your hand so you can handle the bag
- turn top back right-side-out, leave for two-handed person to seal to make sure seal is tight
That’s what I do. It’s not as easy as it used to be, or as neat, but it’s also not letting someone else do it because they CAN.
It’d not “inspiring” to NOT be lazy.
It’s just the way we are. It was never a choice to get better or not. It wasn’t an option to give up.
I watch people work two jobs to barely pay bills.
I see people make the sacrifices needed to make the difficult possible.
When you think I have it rough typing with one hand, there’s another person typing with ONE.FINGER.
I got a call from H who had back surgery and recovery was painful and slow.
She talked about the glimpse into the world I live in every day. How her compassion and understanding are so much greater.
Maybe THAT’s it.
A little understanding.
It’s easy to pity me. If you do, feel free to go away and never come back. In fact, TRIP on your way and land face-first in horse-s**t.
I’ve said it before, it’s worth saying again: there’s a difference between TELLING you how to feel and trying to MAKE you feel.
Here’s to trying again.