Handicap Challenges

Talk about challenges the handicap comes to mind.

Some individuals are born with disabilities.

How can they overcome these problems?

Do they have a chance in this world?

How can they survive with such impediments?

Some children with disabilities are mentally challenged.

They work at a slower rate and need help assimilating information.

With these individuals a great deal depends on their condition.

Nevertheless, some are in regular classes with other students.

Still there are those that have to be tutored in a special group.

Some handicap students have other problems.

From birth they may be physically challenged.

They grow up in a world where they are unable to fully compete.

But some are able to overcome their disabilities.

This calls for work with therapists, friends, and family members.

Many schools have classes that cater for handicap students.

These individuals despite their limitations are able to succeed.

They work especially hard and over time they are able to make progress.

Teachers and students have to be sensitive to their special needs.

Little by little these students are able to develop in their confidence.

For the handicap there are special sports.

Some of these students may go on to participate in Paralympics.

This is a yearly event with six broad Paralympics categories –

Amputee, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, wheelchair, vision impairment, and “others.”

“Omniscient Creator you have created mankind with different abilities and limitations.  Help all individuals to be sensitive to the handicap needs and work in helping them fulfill their dreams.”


Aging in Place

Why should a couple want to age in place?

Why can such a decision make sense?

It’s certain that many seniors have asked this question.

What are the benefits from these goals?

For one thing it’s living wisely in familiar surroundings.

No doubt many seniors have come to love their neighbors.

They have been able to socialize with friends at local coffee shops.

They don’t have to travel far to do volunteer work.

Seniors can have adjustments done to their homes.

These changes are in keeping with the fact that they have aged.

They can build special ramps, change their bathrooms,

And be sure that their bedroom is located on the ground floor

Other responsibilities would strike seniors as essential.

They can arrange for their doctors’ visits to be convenient.

Some of these appointments they will be able to do virtually.

All they will take is some knowledge of a computer or iPad.

There are cases where they will have visit doctors at their office.

If they live in senior facilities they can use their transportation

So seniors may find aging in place to their liking

Many of these problems could be handled successfully as they age.

“Wonderful Provider, help seniors as they age to find their footing.  Be with them as they make adjustments to their living conditions.”


A Special Love

Do you see each one as special?

Are you condescending to some people?

Do you pay attention to how they speak?

Do you have other concerns?

Every person ought to be treated with the utmost respect.

This is what we should know when interacting with people.

Love with the breath, smiles, and tears of all your life.

Show sincerity in the very love you share.

This love should be supreme and know no bounds.

The best results come with cooperation and being authentic.

People work together to organize and solve problems.

Be sure to demonstrate dignity and strength in supporting their needs.

Embrace love to put wings on your ideas.

Its acts like these that are necessary to give them hope.

People regardless to class distinctions ought to be cared for.

To love poor souls you’ll capture the essence of what’s true.

So resist making distinctions about the people you meet.

One could never tell where the depths of ultra-special love may lead.  

“Great Mediator, teach us to practice special ways to love others.  Help us to do the simple things to show that God’s grace is abundant in its blessings.”