As a person who has lived with a disability and now chronic illness — it is very important to find the humor in hard situations. To cope with my long days laughing is needed for my sanity. Over my entire life but especially in the last year we have had some hard moments that ended up with both my parents and I on the floor laughing. If someone had seen us they would think we were crazy for laughing at the most inappropriate times.
Recently I was going through some of my old blog posts and found this story that I had totally forgotten about until now and it made laugh out loud. There is nothing I like more than conversation and laughter with friends and family. Being bed bound is tough but laughter always makes things better. My motto for this season has been, “So let’s laugh a little, dance a little, and hope a little more.” Spend some time today catching up with a friend and have a good laugh!
Here is a glimpse into my crazy!
Before continuing, for those of you freaking out right now at how lightly I am treating falling — chill. It’s all good and it is a daily part of my life. I fall as naturally as most people walk, and have been trained to fall without getting hurt. Plus, it is better to laugh than to cry, and makes enduring the hard days much easier not to take everything so seriously.
This past Saturday my parents and I went to see the movie “Woodlawn.” I was not feeling the greatest and in all honesty was a bit annoyed and not in the best of moods before walking out the door. As I was leaving, I got my purse and headed for the door to get my crutches and lost my balance, fell forward, and face planted into the dog bowls by the door. This was a lovely indication as to how my day was going so far. As soon as I hit the ground I started laughing so hard it made it impossible to get up and meanwhile my mom is nearby laughing too and neither one of us were much help to each other. Oh the joys of having Cerebral Palsy, but it was totally what I needed to lighten my mood and ironically it made the day a bit better. Also, don’t worry, no harm was done to me during my fall.