There are many problems with disability that I’ve faced...

There are many problems that i have to face. There are many times that Muhammed Ali must have wondered how much tougher it could be though. Life isn’t easy. Other people have faced uphill struggles and have come out of it the other side. Something, don’t ask me what, is making a better person of me. I just knoe i have a better outlook on life and can see what i’ve had to achieve to get where i am today. How this helps me is another subject. I don’t know.I know that it has though.

if i can still raise a smile when things are going against me i must be doing something right. I have a million questions i want to ask but the truth is unfolding right in front of my eyes. There is only one truth i want to know and that is am i doing the right thing now? I’ve made made so many mistakes in the past that all i can do - and it’s killing me - is to go over them ad infinitum. I’ve got enough on my plste as it is. Mandy has got a good attitude in that nothing seems to worry her. If only i can learn from her.

in the years to come this will all be over. In the meantime i have new challenges to face and i must put Mandy’s and Jonny’s feelings ahead of my own. I can see that now. One day i won’t even have to think about it like that .it’ll just come to me naturally. Many other people have faced adversity. I’m not the only one. There are many things i’ve achieved. I mustn’t forget that. Even if the road ahead is a rocky one it will all be worth it in the end.

i can live only one day at a time. The good thing is that i’ve got all the time in the world. I don’t know what the future will bring. It can’t be worse than the past.
There are plenty of people who can do what i’ve done.it would be wrong to say they couldn’t. It’s like a marathon runner. A test of endurance. I’ve had lots of practice of that in the past. Endurance not marathon runninig.

I sometimes wonder, if my ability to walk hadn’t been taken away, if i could run a marathon. It’s something i’ll never know. And it’s something i don’t worry about really. Everything happens for a reason .
I’ve accepted the fact that there are a lot of things i can’t do now that i used to be able to. Life isn’t what it used to be. Life isn’t about me anymore.

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  1. It is lovely to see you back in the blogosphere. You have been missed. I would hope that you put Mandy's and Jonny's feeling at a level peg with yours though. You, too are important.
    I too try and take each day one at a time, and sometimes each hour of that day.

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    1. Thanks for welcoming me back EC. I went walkabout but i’ve had problems with the website but everything seems to be alright now.

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  2. I smiled and received a thrill when I saw you had a new post. You've been missed, Terry...and it is a wonderful, welcome surprise to read your words...your thoughts.

    Your strength of being, of spirit, and of purpose are inspiring. Never lose sight of the strengths you have.

    And do take each day at a time. There is nothing wrong with doing that....none of us know if we have another day waiting around the corner.

    It's good to "see" you...you've made my day. Take good care. I hope 2018 treats you more kindly than 2017. I've a feeling it will. :)

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    1. Thanks Lee. What a great welcome. I’ll look forward to reading more of your adventures. Today (the 26th) is my birthday as well asAustralia day.

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  3. Glad to see you back again. You sound very positive. Good for you

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    1. It’s good to read your blog again. I try to be positive in everything I do.

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  4. You've been very must missed, and I'm thrilled you can see some positives moving forward. We always love seeing you around, and sending some HUGE cyber hugs your way! RO

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    1. Thanks Ro. Hopefully I won’t. be gone for so long next time.

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  5. I agree with Elephant's Child - no one is more important than anyone else. Your needs are of equal importance to your family's needs. That is what compromise is all about. A way to accommodate everybody.

    You certainly face challenges that many do not. And yet, as Lee says, none of us know what the next day - or indeed the next minute - will bring.

    Happy New Year, my friend. I hope 2018 treats you well.

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    1. Thanks Jenny, happy New Year to you too..yes I face challenges but life would be boring without them.

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  6. Hi Terry!! :) (I'm waving :))
    I'm so happy to see that you are blogging again! Your post was wonderful. I felt uplifted reading it and felt your motivation! :)
    PS: This is a fun blog theme, looks great!

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    1. Hi Rain,thank you. I’ve missed findingout about you and what you get up to..

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  7. I am so happy to see you blogging...and with sun an uplifting message, too! I really enjoyed this post. Wishing you a happy 2018! And looking forward to hearing from you again.

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  8. Thanks Martha. I’m looking forward to posting some rubbish on your website and i’m glad you let me.

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  9. Nice to find you with a more upbeat attitude Terry and I applaud your intention to try to think of Mandy and Jonny ahead of yourself. When the stroke happened, it must have been so hard for them but you are not lost. You are still here with them.

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