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E – Expect More From Yourself

Continuing with our series with what Fresh Outlook stands for we are up to “E”. Many times when a person becomes disabled they may want to give up on their dreams, but at least in my opinion, you should expect more from yourself and not less. Just because you may not be able to do things the way you may have done them in the past does not mean you cannot still do them. Many times you will have a period of trial and error to figure out ways to get things done. When you tap into your imagination the sky can be the limit! Take some time to think about all the ways that one task can be accomplished, frankly it can be surprising.


R Resentment or Resilient

As we continue with our series on what Fresh Outlook stands for we are at R and like I did for the F I’m going to look at two different points of view. We are going to start with resentment since it is only natural that when you become disabled you experience some resentment. I know when I started to lose my sight I was sick and I kept asking why me. I heard of other people with the same condition that I have that went back to work and had no lasting effects. With my condition pseudo tumor cebris only 6% of people lose their sight permantly. Six percent really? Talk about resentment, I had an over abundance of it!


F Fear or Freedom??

In my last article I wrote about how F stands for fear and how it is natural to have fear after becoming disabled. But after talking with a friend of mine who happens to be totally blind why have the negative word? So how about we take a look at the word Freedom.


Exciting News!

Hi everyone,

Exciting news! I have been busy lately and just wanted to share what I’ve been up to. Today I am just going to share the main link and over the next couple of days I will share more about each book. Last fall I started a series of inspirational journals. Since I need help with them and my sister was my help my plans of doing a journal monthly were dashed when she had an accident. About 2 months ago I needed a little distraction so I both some software to make puzzle books, with the assurance I would be able to use it with my limited vision. Well..let’s just say kind of.


Exciting new app

This is from both Dan’s Friday finds and Top Tech Tidbits and I can’t wait to try it! Let me know if you get this app and try it, I would love to know how you use it and how it works for you!

Making technology easier to see, hear and use!

Seeing AI App is Now Available in the iOS app store, a free app that narrates the world around you, is available now to iOS customers in the United States, Canada, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore.


love for one’s father

"You cannot save people, you can just love them."

-Anaïs Nin

"There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way."

-Thich Nhat Hanh

"Creativity is intelligence having fun."

-Albert Einstein

Random Tidbits

George Washington, the celebrated Father of Our Country, �had no children of his own.

Researchers believe that childhood illnesses may have rendered him sterile. He did adopt the two children from Martha Custis’ first marriage.



(answer: Pet Best

Pete Best was an original member and first drummer of the Beatles. Best was invited to join The Beatles on August 12, 1960, the day before their first trip to Hamburg. He was eventually replaced by Ringo Starr on August 16 1962, when The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, dismissed Best under the direction of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison, following The Beatles’ first recording session at Abbey Road Studios. Best sued the Beatles for defamation of character, eventually winning an out-of-court settlement.)



"We can do no great things. Only small things with great love."

  • Mother Teresa

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with

a single step."

  • Lao Tzu

“Who is wise? He who learns from everyone.

Who is strong? He who subdues his evil inclination.

Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot.

Who is honorable? He who honors others."

-The Talmudic sage Simon ben Zoma



(answer: On December 12, 2001, actress Winona Ryder was arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California. She was accused of stealing $5,500 worth of designer clothes and accessories at a Saks Fifth Avenue department store. She was convicted of grand theft, shoplifting, and vandalism. She was sentenced to three years probation, 480 hours of community service, $3,700 in fines, and restitution to the Saks Fifth Avenue store. She was also ordered to attend psychological and drug counseling.)



“He who spends time regretting the past, loses the present and risks the future”.


"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

-Robin Williams

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

-Albert Einstein

What celebrity was arrested in 2001 for shoplifting from the Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills?

Paris Hilton

Lindsay Lohan

Kim Kardashian

Winona Ryder

New and noteworthy on the AppleVis website



(answer: On July 7, 1930, construction began on Boulder Dam on the Colorado River. Originally known as Boulder Dam, it was officially renamed Hoover Dam by a joint resolution of Congress. It is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Nevada and Arizona. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam was named after President Herbert Hoover.)


Please Help!!

Please help Dan, he is doing great work I don’t care about the ages of the people they help, in my opinion if they need help that is all that m



I was wondering if any of you would be willing to post the article below to your facebook if you have one? I would not feel offended if you say no.

The documents speaks for itself.

Please give it a read.



We are going to do things a little different this week and please let me know if you like this format. We will have quotes, trivia and then a resource.

Please share and comment below!


  • Dalai Lama XIV

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

-Joseph Addison