Blogs by David G. Boggs
Living with a Disability : Hope beyond Despair
8/27/2006 12:09:44 PM
Whether a disability is physical, emotional or mental there should never be a stigma or adverse consequences attached to it. As with anything else, a disabilty can occur to anyone in their lives at any given time.
Having a disabilty does not mean that someone should be locked into a life sentence of despair and discontentment. In fact, one can use this opportunity to find their true dreams and what in fact they do believe in and begin a journey of fulfillment at whatever pace one sets for themselves, as we all have inherent gifts and talents in all and different aspects of life.
Of course, we must consider that with some disabilities, some people may have them for their entire lives, but that does not mean that God does not have a plan and purpose of inner peace and happiness for you.
Just as with the common cold,a person who is disabled must equip themselves with the best medical treatment and course of action, which is the responsibility of that individual.
Even if you find yourselves without friend's or family, which can itself be absolutely devastating, as many disabilities are misunderstood, please reach out to your local community resources and churches, who in turn will start you on a journey of peace of mind, self fulfillment and healing.
Please be patient with yourselves, as with any positve and upward process or change, sometimes things take time, but do not get discouraged. For you may find that you are a stronger person than you thought in certain areas, thus you can bless and encourage someone else.
As a person living with a disabilty, I have learned and completely understand that it can be an extremely hard road, not to be taken lightly or laughed upon by anyone, but through your journey's you will find a sense of contentment, friendship and love. You will also find people, who do care, love, accept and understand you for exactly who you are, disability or not, seeing you only as a whole person.
If someone offers you a hand of earnest friendship, please accept it. They may be the one, who helps you along your journey; subsequently you will be able to bless them as well.
Yes, there is hope beyond incomprehensible despair. Please, you are welcome to use me as an example...I will be here.
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