Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Independence is overrated

Dad volunteered to pick me up from work today because it was cold out.

He did the same yesterday.

When he said I'll pick you up because it is supposed to be really cold, part of me wanted to say no, I'll get the subway.

But then I thought, I really hate the cold; a ride would be nice.

I don't know if it makes me a bad disabled person to embrace help so often. I don't even try to do some things anymore because I know if I wait, someone else will do what I need -- usually more quickly than I could.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it might inspire bad juju to say things like it makes me a bad disabled person. Who doesn't like a little help? Riddle me that one batman.

xxoo

Anonymous said...

asking for help when you need it or accepting help when it makes life easier does not make you a bad disabled person. There is no such thing! People help because they want to and they love the person they are helping. And as far as doing anything to avoid the cold, go for it! You don't have to prove anything to anyone.
sdt

cgrossman@usatoday.com said...

When our daughter was very sick, my musband would bring her breakfast in bed. It continued long after she'd recovered. "If someone wants to bring you breakfast in bed, why would you tell them to stop?" she said. Think of yourself as allowing more kindness to enter the world.

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