Describe a good day in relation to the ways your life is affected by disability.
Everyday is a good day whether it is affected by my disability or not. I heard the quote
"Any day above ground is a good one."And, it's true. So I try to live my life with that appreciation for life. You can always find a examples during a day for picturing your day as bad. The challenge is finding the good and focusing on it. This is especially hard when you have a life like mine as a stroke survivor and a caregiver for a terminally ill spouse. The list of bad days stuff that affects your life is a never ending, long list.
Having a good day is a relative term made up by moments. When I can measure more good items than bad, it's a good day. As I have said before, my disability affects every facet of my life. There's just no escaping it.
It's a good day...
- If I can make it to the bathroom before I pee my pants.
- If I can dice something without chasing it around the cutting board first.
- If I can sleep longer than four hours without my husband or myself being in pain.
- If I don't have to change a diaper.
- If my husband wakes up and smiles at me before complaining of pain.
- If the sun is shining.
- If my grandchildren visit.
- If my hair behaves when I just run my fingers through it.