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Notes from the Universe

Sometimes when a door is slammed shut, Yvonne, the very best thing you can do is to knock on it again, and again, and again.

But I’d recommend you try all the other doors, too.

Yours,

The Universe

I receive notes from the universe just about daily and thought I would share this one with you. I think it is a good lesson for not only able bodied people, but people with disabilities.

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Chrome help available!

Here’s a great link to check out since Microsoft is not really supporting Internet Explorer anymore and many people with disabilities are now going over to Chrome rather than deal with Edge which from what I have heard has a long way to being completely accessible.

Tip from the Top Tech Tidbit news letter.

There are 20 videos on the Chrome & Chrome OS Accessibility YouTube channel:

http://bit.ly/2trDkgi

Virus-free. www.avg.com
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Don’t Take it for Granted!

fireworks to remind us not to take things for granted

As Canada and the United States both celebrate this week I wanted to take a look at what freedom means and how we have lost many of the common manners and civilities that at least when I was growing up were taken for granted. We need to be careful not to take our freedoms or apparently our civility for granted.

Along with freedom we expect a sense a civility, which is slowly fading away. If we lose our civility to each other then what will come next our freedoms?

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Labels

labels of different catagories

Recently I have had several conversations with people where the subject of my blindness came up. Somehow that triggered a conversation all of itself. That is what we are going to talk about today, labels; I would really like to know why people are so caught up on labels. Some labels that I can use to identify me are; blind, low vision, vision impaired, and of course disabled along with several others that have nothing to do with what this article is about.

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are you letting go?

“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

Joseph Campbell

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thinking

I remember somebody telling me they had been to Africa, and they were asking the local tribe about their spirituality. The tribesman couldn’t make sense of the word. And so the visitor kept trying to explain what they meant by spirituality, and finally the man said, "Oh, we call that life.

PAMELA SHEPHERD, MINISTER, IN THE BOOK GRACE WITHOUT GOD

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what is ugly?

Ugly is attractive. Ugly is exciting. The investigation of ugliness is, to me, more interesting than the bourgeois idea of beauty. And why? Because ugly is human. MIUCCIA PRADA, FASHION DESIGNER, IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

I gave up on being nice. I started putting more value on other qualities: passion, bravery, intelligence, practicality, humor, patience, fairness, sensitivity. Those last three might seem like they are covered by "nice," but make no mistake, they are not. ANNA KENDRICK, ACTRESS, IN HER BOOK, SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY

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Advantage?

The goal is not to live in a color-blind world: I don’t want to not be African. The goal is to live in a world where my race doesn’t limit my access.

KERRY WASHINGTON, ACTRESS, IN INSTYLE

, Is empathizing with people that you have powerful differences with tantamount to compromise with them and, in a sense, weakening your own moral positions? My answer is ­"Absolutely not.

ARLIE RUSSELL HOCHSCHILD, AUTHOR, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION

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Confidence Means E Engaging

“The journey matters as much as the destination. By engaging in the moment on set, I’ve stopped rushing and now find pleasure in the collaborative process – the characters, the costumes – rather than worrying about the finished product.”
-Michelle Dockery

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