Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A terrifying moment! Falling in the elevator


At the best of times, falling in the elevator is not a very nice experience. But for someone with a vision impairment, it is probably quite a bit more challenging and scary.

In early March 2020, this is what happened to me. I had just come in from running errands and had first gone to my mail box to collect my mail. Then I went to the elevator and pressed the button. The elevator came and I entered. Then the horror show began.

My mail slipped out of my hands and I had to go searching on the floor of the elevator to find it. I could only use one hand as I had my cane in my other hand.  By the time the elevator had stopped at my floor, I had just found my mail and as I went to exit the elevator, I fell.

I was jammed between the door of the elevator and lying flat on my back. The door was heavy and difficult for me to push away from myself. Thank God that I did not panic.

I knew that no one could really hear me so I decided to be methodical. First, I jammed my sturdy cane between my body and the door. Next I rose slowly with my mail in hand and then the rest went in my favour.

I exited the elevator with a bruised temple and a painful headache but all ended well.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day!

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kids with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

An important message from Donna Jodhan


As part of my contribution to promote positive power, I will be posting positive messages to my personal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/donnajodhan
and invite visitors to check out my online store at www.donnajodhan.com
along with my subscription libraries.

Hi, everyone. It’s a new day and as I continue to promote my positive power, I think that we need to congratulate ourselves on a job well done! So many of us continue to work together to make the best of everything during these very troubling times. We know that the new normal is going to be very different for us but we need to look ahead and not look back!
So, let's just do this and I'd like to share the following quote with you. "It's never too late. Don't focus on what was taken away. Find something to replace it, and acknowledge the blessing you have." Drew Barrymore

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Thank you and stay safe.


Friday, July 3, 2020

A fear of the unknown: Facing the Corona virus


Like so many others, I am not going to be alone when facing this virus! We are all in this together and I know that at least for the next few weeks, or even months, I am going to be staying in with probably a weekly trip to get my errands done.

I'll try not to listen to the news too often. I'll do my best to stay mentally on track, to make a daily schedule and stick to it. To reach out to my family and friends and most of all to check in with my mom as often as I can.

Am I scared? Naturally so but with God on my side I'll be just fine. I'll pray hard each time I feel sad or down. I will think positive thoughts each time my mind starts to wander down the wrong path or in the wrong direction and I'll look forward to that sunny day when can I see my mom and family again.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day!

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

I am so excited: My new pottery studio


I am so very pleased to have discovered my new pottery studio! A warm and welcoming place for me to use my imagination to its fullest. As I would say, the sky is the limit and I am very fortunate to have met Sister Helen; a kind, gentle, and positive person.

I am so looking forward to working with Sister Helen and I can already tell that I'll be making all kinds of interesting objects.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day!

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

My favourite songster visitors: The doves are back


They're back! My favourite little songsters! Every year and some time in April, more towards the beginning of April, they arrive at my office balcony and there they lay their eggs. The eggs hatch and parents and little ones
stay for a few weeks and then they are off for other parts!

This annual event probably started way back in 2012 and each year they have never failed to make my balcony their birthing centre. I am always so very excited whenever I hear their arrival, and how do I know that they have
arrived? Because apart from expecting them, I hear them calling to each other early on mornings and this lasts for a few days. Then I hear the little ones interacting with their parents and this is when I know that the young ones
have arrived.

Parents and kids enrich my early morning hours for a few weeks and then, as easily as they have come, they are gone. That's my typical April morning activity!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day!

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our
kids with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and at author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at

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Monday, June 29, 2020

An important message from Donna Jodhan


As part of my contribution to promote positive power, I will be posting positive messages to my personal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/donnajodhan
and invite visitors to check out my online store at www.donnajodhan.com
along with my subscription libraries.

Believe it or not, this unexpected pandemic has definitely brought out some very wonderful things for us all!
Kind deeds from persons we do not even know! Generosity from strangers, creativity on the part of so many to help each other stay positive!
Today I salute and acknowledge my dear friend Gabriella who, for the past few months, has been patiently posting photos on Facebook with amazing descriptions.
Gabriella's selfless generosity has helped to keep my spirit alive and to help me remember things that I used to be able to see before I lost my vision in 2004! 
Thank you, my dear friend! You are the perfect example of kindness, thoughtfulness, and positiveness!
I'd like to share this quote with you and I hope that it can help to inspire us to keep on trying.
"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change." Bob Kerrey

My subscription libraries contain very valuable tips on home and garden along with yummy recipes for the culinary enthusiast! I want to help make your at-home isolation experience as pleasant as possible.

Thank you and stay safe.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Trying again: A CCB Mysteries revival


This initiative is very near and dear to my heart and so when I got a chance to revive my chapter in late January 2020, I grabbed it.

It was sort of unexpected but with a bit of hard work, creativity, and good luck I feel confident that things will improve in time.

I have now identified ways to contribute funds raised to very important initiatives to send kids with special needs to camps. Thanks to friends in Ottawa, Kim and Shelly, we should be able to create a radio camp for kids as soon as conditions are right.

Then, thanks to Sister Helen who runs a pottery studio, I look forward to making a contribution to sending kids with a disability to pottery camp.

There will be opportunities for my chapter to collaborate in various fundraising activities as well. So patience, patience!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day!

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit http://www.donnajodhan.com

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids, with their wide eyed smiles and infectious laughter, is secured forever.

Follow me on Twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan
And like me on Facebook at

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