Thursday, November 25, 2010

Acceptance is the key

Whenever I find it difficult to deal with those persons who have difficulty interacting with blind persons, I tell myself that acceptance is the key.  Whenever I run into circumstances that frustrate me I tell myself that maybe and just maybe, acceptance is the key.  I am not going to say that acceptance always works.  No, not at all but sometimes this strategy does work.

 

I know that there will always be things that I myself will be unable to change.  Some things are changeable but others are not.  Some attitudes can be changed but others cannot.  As a Blind person, I know this only too well and in order to keep my sanity, I have to determine when acceptance should become the key.  I don't usually back down very easily but at the same time, I don't go looking for unnecessary fights.  Instead, I try to determine my chances before taking on anything and it's the same for almost everyone. 

 

I always think of one of the more quoted proverbs from the Bible which tells us to have the courage to change the things that we can, to accept the things that we cannot, and the wisdom to know the difference.  This is one of my favorite mottos for what it is worth. 

 

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

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  2. That's not a proverb from the bible. It's a prayer witten in 1934

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  3. Donna, I can't believe you. I can't believe you felt justified in taking on the government for what is really a matter of complete self-interest. With all my heart I understand, as well as I can as someone that has their sight, the trials and challenges of living with a disability like blindness, but there were many other avenues for you. Instead, you lead a pointless crusade that only ended up wasting taxpayer's dollars. Please read some of the comments on the CBC news posting:

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/11/29/blind-woman-federal029.html#socialcomments

    "Government lawyers had argued there was no discrimination because those same services are provided in other formats, such as on the phone, in person or by mail." - CBC News

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