What are you grateful for BECAUSE of the pandemic? — Reeve Connect
Reeve Connect will be shut down on October 31, 2021, while we reimagine and refresh our community forum. Thank you for making Reeve Connect a place where all people living with paralysis come to share their stories, tips, and engage in lively discussions. Stay connected with Reeve as we explore new community platforms and bring you an updated site that will be easier to navigate and accessible for all people living with paralysis. You can follow the Reeve Foundation on social media and sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news on our initiatives and programs.

Read more

What are you grateful for BECAUSE of the pandemic?

julieedge
julieedge Member Posts: 3
Name Dropper First Comment
edited December 2020 in COVID-19 Concerns
It seems like most of the news about the pandemic is negative, but I have seen a number of positives that benefit a person with a disability. What has been your experience? Any positives because of the pandemic in your life? 

Comments

  • Resilience
    Resilience Member Posts: 1
    First Comment
    As a family caregiver - Prioritizing time for myself so I can give of myself to others. Starting a mindfulness practice that has helped me be clearer, more focused and more balanced. As a result of this.....appreciating my family more, seeing how hard they are trying without getting wrapped up in my exhaustion, being grateful for the quality time with my husband who is 2 years now in a wheelchair. Letting go of anything not important and taking this precious time to reset our lives. Finally being grateful for how lucky we are when so many others are less fortunate. 
  • julieedge
    julieedge Member Posts: 3
    Name Dropper First Comment
    @Resilience so lovely. Thank you for sharing your experience. Just because life slows down doesn’t mean there isn’t beauty, intimacy, caring, and life. In fact there might just be more!
  • stephanie426
    stephanie426 Moderator Posts: 81 Moderator
    10 Comments First Anniversary 5 Likes First Answer
    As much as I miss seeing people in person, I am very thankful that everyone is accepting remote work and video meeting technology. I think this opens the door to a lot more opportunities for people with disabilities who benefit from working at home. I know that I really love being able to go to the bathroom in the comfort of my own home rather than at my office! 
  • julieedge
    julieedge Member Posts: 3
    Name Dropper First Comment
    stephanie426 thanks for your comment. I agree that work has become more feasible with online collaboration. I’m a life coach and find zoom coaching to work really well and my bathroom issues aren’t on display. Hopefully remote workers will be viewed positively even after more offices reopen.