This post is to any one who finds any task challenging and to mother's of children living with challenges.
No one is born with strength, we develop strength.
So many times people tell me I am not as strong as you are, when they say that I smile and think to myself. How little they know about me.
I was not born strong. I was born extremely weak, the strength you see now is a product of constant practice and challenging that limitation. I had no strength in my right hand. It was weak, twisted and bent. Daily my Mom will force me to use that right hand instead of the left and in no time it became as strong as the left. Of course there were several accidents, it was very frustrating for me but today I reap the fruits of that hard work and I am grateful to her.
I do not really like coffee but recently I needed to improve my metabolism as well as treat myself in the cold winter mornings. After much thought. I decided to introduce coffee with coconut oil and cream. It is my gift to myself every morning.
Usually with things like coffee and tea, I leave that task to Tony because I do not have much stability to carry a full cup of coffee from the kitchen to the living room without spilling some then I have to retrace my steps to clean my mess. But what type of me time will it be if I had to depend on him?
So I told myself you can do it Chinwe, every morning, I make my coffee and inhale that wonderful aroma of coffee with coconut oil and cream, then I start my short journey to the living room to sit and enjoy. Slow , steady, I mentally said to myself when I first started now I carry my cup with ease and when Tony is home, I carry two cups and make it a "We time" I still have a tiny spill when I do two cups at a time but I know I will get better at it.
I often see mothers of children living with challenges worry when they want to help, please let them help. You will be amazed at skills they will develop.
For all others with invisible challenges, ( People living with challenges in the head) you too can be strong! Challenge your challenge.
Coffee and coconut oil anyone?
Good morning friends!
Chi chi Iro.