humor and flow

"Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him" Romain Gary

"Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting

whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate."

Chuang Tzu

I think a good sense of humor can get you through almost anything. When I was going blind I had to have a VP shunt put in. Well, the shunt is basicly a tube that goes from my head and then drains in my abdomen. Generally once they put it in it stays where it is placed and that is that. Of course that was not the case with me, mine liked to move! My neurosurgeon was talking to me after I had already had to have 3 surgeries to try to get my tube to stay in place. Instead of getting upset I asked him “what 3 strikes and your out?” This both lightened the mood and helped release some frustration. Really what was I going to do, at that point the decided to sew the tube in so it wouldn’t move which sounded good to me, but I was just going with the flow because what good would it do for me to get upset?

I find that being disabled a sense of humor and going with the flow goes a long way. Disability comes with a lot of waiting so being flexible is important.

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