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    Rekindled

    I’m reading a good book at the moment.  I hope to finish it tonight and I’ll review it for my blog in the next few days most likely.  When I flicked to the back to see how many pages it has I noticed that on the page after the end of the story there is the following quote. “Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” Albert Schweitzer I’ve had a tough year I think it’s fair to say.  And things are greatly improving and I feel like I’m not in…

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    >”I’m Fine” or Telling It Like It Really Is

    >I’ve been saying for a while that I planned to write a “what’s life really like” type blog post.  This isn’t intended to be a moan or a woe is me type post… it’s just intended to highlight that which I don’t often show and what saying “I’m fine” can really mean. So far today I have Spasmed and kicked the shower screen as a result knocking it open.  But thankfully the shower was facing away from it and I caught it quickly so didn’t flood the bathroom.  This happens most times I shower and the screens no longer fit together well. Needed help to put my left shoe on…

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    >Things that have…

    >Annoyed me lately (a like incomplete list) Burning my tongue on hot lasagne at the CAB social last night. Oww it’s still kinda sore now Driving my powerchair into a lamppost earlier today.  I’m fine.  So is my chair.  But seriously, WTF?! I never do that! People who put a capital A in the words disabled, disability, disablism etc.  So very annoying and patronising.  I’m disabled, it is what is is and lets not pretend otherwise or try to put an unnecessary PC twist on it. Likewise, those who use the terms, “different abled” or “less able”  I’ve never heard anyone outside of Glee use the term “handi-capable” or otherwise…

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    >NaBloPoMo Day Three: How You Live (Turn Up The Music)

    >A few weeks ago I heard this song again and wanted to share it here.  But I was sure I’d already done so a while back.  I went hunting for the entry it was in and I can’t find it so either I was wrong about that or it is here but not filed under the obvious category. It’s about the way in which we live – and good ways to do so.  It does make reference to God at one point.  I don’t particularly agree with that part of it but it’s still a good song.  Overall I love the message it brings and it’s one I agree with.…