“Sometimes, right when you think your life is getting better, then everything falls to pieces and you end-up right back where you started. In those moments just remember, that right when your life has fallen apart, something unexpected will come along; a new person, friend, opportunity or discovery, that will help you put the pieces back together again. Things may be different, but you will love your life again in time.”
Bryant McGill

Be proud of who you are and your life’s journey, let your heart not be heavy with troubles and worries. Life’s lessons learned have divine purpose, your inner most being is rising to the surface. We are being guided to shine in our own glorious way, becoming beautifully true and stronger day by day. ~ Harry, The Happiness Contagion

I can’t tell you how much I Love you or feel for you because I never found the right words to describe my feelings for you. I want to Love you endlessly; across time and space. I want to take away all your pain and fill your life with nothing but happiness and joy. I want your eyes to see only me, Love me and adore me. So there would be no reason to see any tears in them. I want to give you everything you’ve ever dreamed of, or thought of. I want to Love you so much that it makes you forget you were ever alone and filled with sadness or any pain you ever went through. I feel as if I was born to Love you, to make you happy, to be yours forever. But even forever is not enough to show my Love for you. I would have to be born again, and again, and again to Love you and pamper you. I Love you insanely, furiously, and nothing can stop me.~~~Neena Gupta

– See more at: http://www.lifelovequotesandsayings.com/2016/04/13/cant-tell-much-love/#sthash.hcSWVBxB.dpuf

http://pushliving.com/dear-media-please-stop-saying-we-are-bound-to-wheelchairs

 

How many times do we have to tell you that we are not “wheelchair-bound”? I know you see the letters, the comments on articles, and Facebook groups whose sole purpose is to help you understand.

Yet over and over again the media insists on using the most dramatic, ableist, and sensational terms when referring to people who happened to have a disability.

“Meet the woman helping wheelchair-bound people dance”:

For TODAY, NBC’s Morgan Radford reports on a woman who wants to help make life a little better for people who are wheelchair bound by giving them the chance to dance.” http://www.today.com/video/meet-the-woman-helping-wheelchair-bound-people-dance-648120899918

‘BEYond excited!’ Wheelchair-bound model with muscular dystrophy stars in Beyonce’s new merchandise campaign
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3497703/BEYond-excited-Beyonce-taps-wheelchair-bound-model-muscular-dystrophy-pose-new-merchandise-campaign.html

I am sure it helps you sell ad space, as people love a good victim-overcomes-tragedy story, or how an “Inspiration Porn” feature helps make able bodied folks realize just how lucky they are, but this type of angle is offensive and is defeating all the efforts for normalization, integration, and anti-stigmatism we are all working to achieve.  We honestly do not want, nor do we need, the sensationalism.  We just need equal rights, job opportunities, friendship, love, and access.

So, please, stop it.

We use wheelchairs for mobility.  We are not bound or “confined” to or by them. That terminology is antiquated, and does not reflect how we care to be perceived. It does not even meet the professional standards provided in the National Center on Disability and Journalism Style Guide. It is also clearly an attempt to overdramatize, stigmatize, and marginalize who we are as people (even while you are purportedly trying to feature us positively.) Stephen Feldman helps to put this in perspective: “It’s social darwinism. Wheelchair-bound = less than, less deserving, to put it mildly. “Wheelchair-bound” positively drips with pity. It keeps us in our place — bound to our wheelchairs.”

And, while we’re at it, we are also not “victims” of autism, cerebral palsy or any of our disabilities.

In case it is still not clearly understood, comprehended, or you just need a more visual clarification of what it is that we’re trying to communicate, here’s a picture to help illustrate the difference.

Here is someone who is clearly BOUND to the wheelchair.

Woman seen bound by tape with words written on tape conveying negative stereotypes about disability

“A Paralyzed Life” Image of Rachelle Friedman by Ira Goldstein

Here is someone who USES a wheelchair.

Blonde woman in yellow wheelchair smiling into camera

Model Wendy Crawford is the founder of Mobilewoman.org

So, to the Today Show, and all other media outlets who want to do a positive story about a person who is wheelchair dancing with the fabulous, integrated dance troupe Infinite Flow, doing something noble and exceptional (and no, getting married and getting asked to the prom is not a remarkable accomplishment, so you can also stop patronizing us with these types of stories), creating a remarkable new enterprise, or simply winning the Nobel prize, please remember to be BOUND by what is the morally and factually correct way to describe an entire group of individuals who are trying to overcome pity, fear, and discrimination.

Continuing to use these type of words and descriptions are not helping.

– See more at: http://pushliving.com/dear-media-please-stop-saying-we-are-bound-to-wheelchairs/#sthash.nO0QmiGT.dpuf

hi everybody, I just wanted to write this again if you need to talk I’m here; I am still working on, having a coaching program and hopefully one day I will be able to open my own life coaching business/support network to do what I love more than anything is helping others! Please share this group and the page.  Thank you so much for your support. https://www.facebook.com/LiveLifeOfLoveWithInYourself/

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It is hard to see and experience the beauty in life when we are sick and feel terrible. People often write me and ask for my prayers for their family during a serious and often self-inflicted health crisis. What they don’t understand is I have been praying for them for years by trying to inspire them to evolve their lifestyle. The best time to pray for your health is long before a crisis. The best prayer is a prayer of action. The best time to pray for your deliverance is today. The most sincere prayer for health is the daily prayer of respecting your body temple. You can’t dig your own grave with a spoon for decades and then expect a miracle to pull you from the depths of that deep hole because you uttered one shallow last-minute plea for help. It’s insincere. The truth is you have been praying for decades with your actions, and your unwholesome prayers are being answered. You really do get what you faithfully ask for with your actions. What are your actions asking for right now? Be careful what you ask for; you may get it. Quit abusing your body temple today. Pray for your deliverance tomorrow — by taking good care of yourself today. This message IS my prayer for you right now. I hope it will penetrate your heart and inspire you to make the changes that you need to make in your life.

— Bryant McGill

How do you show someone how much they they mean to you?   It’s not possible no matter how much you try to;  it never seems to be enough or maybe you are like me.   You don’t know the right words to let someone know how much having them always.  Than you think about it when someone says they love you;  everything else doesn’t seem to matter as much, but still it doesn’t feel enough but it only way to tell them!