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by bulldawg (no login)
I am a person who has a disease - a disability. No I am not what the main stream would call normal. I cannot work 12 to 16 hours a day. I cannot sit long periods of time without getting sleepy. I cannot Run the rat race, Live like there is no tomorrow, or Go balls to the wall on 4 hours of sleep every day. I cannot... well you can fill in the blanks. But here is what I can do. I can accept other people for who they are based on what is on the inside of that person instead of what can you do for me attitude that most people have. I can quit holding myself to the normal standard because nobody is normal and therefore normal does not exist. I can quit calling myself names like "Lazy", "Fat", etc. I can make peace with myself. I can be a good friend and I can love. I can be happy.
There are so many things people with narcolepsy can do, why do we beat our selves up over the things we cannot do?
I vow to stop doing it immediately today and focus on what I can do. Will you?