Thinking About Problems Met Resident Who Has No Legs

@Hatley (164640)
Garden Grove, California
August 14, 2016 2:34pm CST
This man is so cheery and charming yet the poor guy has no legs.He is a double amputee and here I was feeling sorry for me as I need new glasses, new shoes, and need to have myhearing checked.' Now Im grateful for what I do have, two good legs to carry me around , a clear mind, a great son, and wonderful best friend. I'm in a place where I'm safe and I have a nice room and three meals a day.I'm in a free country and I'm alive. too I have AC if it gets too hot here in our room So how about the rest of you, bet you have more to be grateful for than you realize. One original post and graphic by P Hatley copyrighted 2016
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@Platespinner (16773)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
14 Aug 16
Reminds me of the quote "I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet." We all have so much to be thankful for if we just stop to count our blessings!
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 16
thats it I was so fixated on my problems I forgot all I have to be thankful for.
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@sabtraversa (13343)
• Italy
14 Aug 16
I always keep in mind there are people who have been less lucky than me, so I never feel envious or frustrated about life, I just push to do my best and achieve my goals. I don't just sit and be grateful, I want to pay back the gifts the nature gave me.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 16
while I was younger and had no problems in moving I tried always to pay back the gifts that nature gave to me, but now I'm partly handicapped I can only do what I can, my best and if my best is not enough o some people, well tough nugies lol
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@sabtraversa (13343)
• Italy
14 Aug 16
@Hatley You did what you could in the "early days", and now you do what you can. That's how it works, I guess.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 16
@sabtraversa we all do our best and i f we do that we should be happy
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@just4him (120064)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Aug 16
Often we don't know how good we have it until we meet someone who has less than we have. I'm glad he has a cheery disposition. Yes, you do have a lot to be grateful for.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 16
yes I was pushing a chair in front of my walker, this smiling man in a wheel chair no legs, pushes that chair into the line for me, it brought tears to my eyes as others perfectly able to help me ] just watched.
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@just4him (120064)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug 16
@Hatley That was great for him to do that for you. I'm sure it touched you. It would me as well. He is definitely someone who will not allow his disability to get the better of him.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Aug 16
I have lived with a bathroom that only had working toilet (and that only worked when it wasnt below freezing) we had to walk a ways to use a park bathroom to shower, having a shower in my own home is something I use to remind myself that it could always be worse
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 16
yes we do need to look back when we had huge problems that got solved and realize now how munch better off we are now
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• Centralia, Missouri
15 Aug 16
@Hatley I could be dealing with snow inside, I am not. debt type bills arent getting paid off, BUT we arent behind. so there is that too!
@peavey (16788)
• United States
15 Aug 16
I have felt sorry for myself at times, then saw or read about someone who has it much harder. It makes me feel foolish, so I know what you mean. I have much to be grateful for.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 16
yes me too the poor man is doomed to live in his wheelchair. thank God that I h ave two good legs and even if I use a walker I can walk so Im]grateful for many things.
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@jaboUK (54428)
• United Kingdom
14 Aug 16
Sometimes seeing someone worse off than ourselves brings home to us just how fortunate we are.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 16
yes when I meet a resident here much worse off then myself I see all I do have and am so grateful
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@amadeo (67587)
• United States
14 Aug 16
I am sure most of us realized this.Yes,i have no complain.But could if I want to
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 16
hi amadeo I just do not think you would ever complain even if you had a lot to complain you \are very calm, and intelligent and do your best always
@garymarsh6 (14263)
• United Kingdom
14 Aug 16
Absolutely Patsie I am always grateful for what I have got. I am not very materialistic but I see such horror stories day in and day out from my work. It makes you realise there are so many people in this world who are not quite so fortunate as ourselves.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 16
yes and it does ,make look at all I have and be so grateful
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@Corbin5 (109340)
• United States
14 Aug 16
We often forget about how fortunate we are until we see others who struggle more than we do. It is good to take stock every now and then and count our blessings.
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Aug 16
yes it does do away with our pity parties as we see all we should be grateful for
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@MandaLee (3738)
• United States
15 Aug 16
He doesn't want your pity!