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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.


The Price of “Disability Denial”

I just wanted to pass along this article I received about disability, I hope you read it because it is very interesting! Yvonne

From the New York Times



flag with lady liberty symbols of freedom
Freedom comes in many different forms, here in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day, remembering all that gave us our freedoms. Memorial Day is a day to thank people who have served, but more importantly those who have given us the most incredible gift of their life because they believed our freedom was worth fighting for. I am so very proud to tell you that my nephew just enlisted in the Air Force, he still thinks this country is worth fighting for. I am writing this article as we are starting to go into Memorial Day weekend so I am thinking about freedom and all that it means.


Thinking about Manchester

May our thoughts and prayers be with the people of Manchester England

Thank you to everyone that stepped up during all the chaos! I pray the terrorists learn that these kinds of horrible events only bring out the good in people and make us stronger. Thanks to everyone for showing so much love! Let the love burn out the hate!

Let’s show the terrorists that love wins over hate!



  1. People aren’t against you; they are for themselves.
  2. Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.
  3. You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.
  4. The most dangerous risk of all – The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

Happy Mothers Day

I wanted to wish all the mom’s a very Happy Mother’s Day. Make sure you tell your mom you love and try to do something nice for her 0====Even thought I lost myEven thought I lost my mom 11 years ago I still miss her. Make sure the people you are about know how much you love and care about them. Also please register as a organ donor. While there are times when doctor’s can not save you, your organs may be able to save several other people. What a great gift to someone and their family.


open your mind

"We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are."

Anais Nin

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief."

Gerry Spence

I love looking at things and finding wonder in them. When my sister or Aunt describe things like flowers to me I almost always get filled with a sense of wonderment. Do you like what you see in the mirror each morning? Im not talking about those few extra pounds or if you have zits, but when you look at the real you In the mirror and whens the last time you really looked at yourself? It is goo to check in with how you are feeling and thinking.


Achieving Success by Providing Individuals with Recycled Equipment, (ASPIRE) Go Fund Me ASPIRE

Hi everyone,

I received this email today and I think we all need to help each other when we can so please consider donating so other people with visual limitations can get some much needed technology. Please make sure you read all the way down to get the Go Fund Me info.


Greetings to all who are receiving this email.


have you looked in the mirror lately?

"We resist what we don’t want to let go of, and what we don’t want to let go of is what

we truly believe."

Neale Donald Walsch

"Everything is habit forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing."

Wilt Chamberlain


rat race

"The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated

mind is the weak one."

Wallace D. Wattles

"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat."

Lily Tomlin

"Something’s got to give. Don’t let it be you."

Stever Robbins


listen to your body

"Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you

and what you need for yourself."

Jessye Norman

"The harder you push yourself, the harder your self pushes back."


"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

Oprah Winfrey