Motivational Monday: Seeing Beyond “disabilities”

“Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.”  (Fred Rogers)

As different as we are from one another, as unique as each one of us is, we are much more the same than we are different.  We all have fears, sorrows, flaws and deficits.  Each of us has hopes, dreams, abilities and gifts.  Living with resentment, or bitterness, or a lack of joy, or a lack of love is missing out on the greatest opportunities to find fulfillment in this life.  We find fulfillment by creating close, strong and constructive relationships based on trust, on mutual vulnerability, and intimacy.

Wishing you peace and wellbeing as you find joy, love and fulfillment in your life.

PS: Remember for hold the ones you love just a little closer and tighter this week (without expectations)

(image description:  A black picture showing black iron running up and down with thinner iron crossing the horizontal iron creating a fence.  The background is blurred.)