The Power of Choice
I woke up this morning to find that I had no internet service. I immediately felt frustrated, then slowly went through the steps I have learned to check out what the problem might be. I do not consider myself computer smart. I see myself more like computer tolerant. I use the internet, benefit from it, and enjoy aspects of social media, but I have no idea how it works. And please don’t try to inform me of the inner workings. I don’t want to know. I just want to use it as I see fit. But it can really pull at my frustration strings at times!
Last night I went to a Tallahassee Council of the Blind monthly meeting to talk about my plans for producing a documentary focused on Disabled Liberation. I mentioned how blind folks have to deal with frustrations every day and how the simple task of crossing the street for us can be seen as an act of courage. Everybody understood. No extra words needed. The discussion that ensued was lively and stimulating, and at the end of the meeting the group generously contributed to my project. It felt great, and in some ways it was quite humbling.
Each and every day we get to choose how we want to be in the world. It really is a choice, although most people don’t take the time to realize that we each have the power of choice. We can focus our attention on all the little things that frustrate us, or we can notice how gutsy and courageous we are as we do our best to handle the bigger challenges in our lives. Which one are you going to choose today?
Many thanks to Marty for sharing this week’s blog post. If you would like to learn more about the Why Can’t We Serve Project mentioned in this blog, visit http://www.whycantweserve.com/