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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.


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.


Dr. Seuss

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

-Dr. Seuss

“It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.”

-Dr. Seuss

Let’s see what we can learn from Dr. Seuss. His quotes can be a little silly, but if you think about them there is a lesson to be had.


ALERT! Congressional Attacks on the ADA Getting Primed for Expansion: Internet Access Increasingly in the Cross Hairs

Please call and make your voices heard – it is more important than ever with today’s political climate. Here’s how to contact your House and Senate members, also listed below along with what to say when you call them! Please do not allow the ADA to become watered down – congress should be making it stronger not weaker. Make sure you let congress know that people with disabilities matter!

To contact your House and Senate members, use the following links:


Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

Just to make sure you know

social security disability thresholds for the blind will go from $1,950/month in 2017 to $1,970/month in 2018. Please see the press release below for more information.

Press Release
Friday, October 13, 2017
For Immediate Release
Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer

Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018 Link to Press Release: https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/#/post/10-2017-1
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, the Social Security Administration announced today.


COLA – more than just something to drink

I received this in my email and thought it might be useful to some since it explains Cola

This stuff is complicated. Let me try to help.

  1. Everybody who is getting SSI, SSDI, and Social Security retirement will get a 2% raise starting on January 1. You will get a letter from Social Security telling you your new amount.


I Believe by Fresh Outlook Coach

I Believe by the letter..
I – Ideology – I will try to live up to my ideology
B – Being the best that I can be
E – Education I will never stop learning
L – Love – I love life and what I do
I – Integrity I will live my life with integrity
E –Enthusiasm – I will approach my work with enthusiasm
V – Value – I will live my life with my core values
E – Eager – I will be eager to lend a hand or an ear whenever someone needs one
I believe in clouds and rainbow


reach out

“If someone is not treating you in a way that you like, remember that there are so many nice people out there. The problem is that when you love someone, you make excuses for that kind of behavior.”

Natalie Morales

“Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive. It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion.”

Robert H. Schuller


is your imagination in focus?

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

Mark Twain

“If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.”

Bruce Nauman

How is your imagine? Is it in focus or do you need help getting it back in focus? Do you believe that people with disabilities can do whatever they want to do or do you think they can only imagine doing fun things?


what’s your answer?

“The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“It doesn’t matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It’s never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.”

Ben Carson


Are you?

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”

William Arthur Ward

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

Benjamin Franklin