When life is rough and we can’t make it stop raining, we learn to dance in the rain.
How can we dance in the rain?
By having an Attitude of acceptance toward the things we cannot change.
How can I accept the unacceptable?
By helping someone else accept their unacceptable. Everyone has problems, to some extent.
When I am visiting my friend Wayne in the long term care facility, it is impossible for me to feel sorry for myself. Sure, I am a hemi- plegic with the left half of my body paralyzed so I am unable to do many of the things I used to take for granted, but it is impossible for me to not feel thankful when I visit a fellow former motorcycle rider who is in much worse condition than I’m in.
I feel blessed to visit Wayne, because it helps me to focus on what I have instead of what I don’t have.
I felt your pain. I felt your loneliness. But, when I chose to have the Attitude of helping others, I began feeling the joy of gratitude. The best thing I can say to someone who is facing their own type of “motorcycle crash” is this:
“Find yourself a Wayne.”
My thoughts and prayers are with you.