Sunday, May 24, 2009

Inclusion at its best

Today was a great day. I kept wondering if I should go to church or rest, so today I went. Threw on a shirt and thought it really doesn't look my best, but oh well! Off we went! And then we were there and everyone said hello. Everyone wanted to help if I wanted to be pushed in my walker. Anf if I didn't, that was respected as well. Then there was the sermon and I don't remember most of it, but I do remember the pastor saying the times when you don't feel your best are the times you should get to church. Then I knew I was in the right place and it felt like home.

This afternoon I went to a graduation party for someone at my church. They opened part of their fence, had me drive up it, onto their lawn, and then wheeled me up and into their house. It was so awesome. And I didn't have to ask--they just knew.

And why is that? When I don't ask, people know--it's certain people. When I do ask (the 1 time--see below), I am told no. I saw a quote from Gandhi recently: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." It's not about winning, but I like the quote. What I like better is not having to be ignored or laughed at, and not having to fight. What I like is what happened today--beautiful people helping because they just do--they care.

Thanks be to God for those people who care.

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