Reflections: Asking for Help is Not a Sign of Weakness

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In our society today, showing vulnerability and asking for help is seen as a weakness. We are taught to rely on ourselves and to do our own thing. This mindset is leading to the downfall of society. 

A person could be drowning and yet they refuse to grab the rope in front of them and they decide to try to swim instead.

This has created a prideful generation. 

I am guilty of this myself. 

As someone with a disability I find myself in situations at times when I must ask for help. This might be asking for directions when I am out or asking for help to find items at a store. This is something that I still have trouble with and sometimes make things harder for myself instead of just asking for help but I would say that being visually impaired has made me humble.

There is a more important reason to ask for help, and it concerns life and death. This is a picture of your life; you find yourself about to fall into a pit of fire and there is a rope available for you to grab and be lifted to safety but you choose to climb and lift yourself instead. 

Image is a close up of fire.

Text reads hell is a real place
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This is what it is like to be full of pride and refuse help. This is what it is like to refuse God’s helping hand. 

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, instead it is a sign of wisdom. Sometimes, when we try to do everything on our own it all falls apart. Sometimes asking for help is the strong thing to do.

God is waiting to save you.

Acts 2:21 KJV — And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

My Journey to Learn Greek (Part 2)

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I became interested in the Greek language a few years ago. I started my journey to learn the language back then but I ran into some road blocks and kind of gave up.

I have recently resumed my study of the Greek language. My goal is to learn modern Greek as well as Koine Greek which is what the New Testament of the Bible is written in,. Koine is not that different, it is an older version of the Greek language the way old english is to modern English.

I found a great audio version of the New Testament read in Greek. The reader does a good job at reading it at a good pace where I can follow along and hear every word. Here is the playlist.

I am still at the early stages so what I do now is that I read one chapter in English then I read it in Greek. I have made it through the book of John.

I use a screen reader that converts text to speech or audiobooks because I am not able to see regular print. It has been interesting to learn a language only using audio.

I can see large print but my one useful eye gets tired after a short period of time.

I have also found this helpful playlist with lessons on learning Greek using the Bivle.

I will try to update you on my journey and if I improve. I find that my background as helped me understand some Greek words. Stay tuned to see how far I get.

The Disability Blogger Award

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I have been nominated for the Disability Blogger Award by Amanda Gene. This award was created by Georgina from Chronillicles.

I am so thankful to Amanda for nominating me for this award, you can find her on YouTube as well.

According to the rules, as a nominee, I am to answer the questions asked by Amanda and then nominate 5 to 15 other disability bloggers and ask them to answer 5 to 15 questions.

First, here are the questions that Amanda has asked me to anser.

  1. 1. What is the current brand of phone you are using?

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S8.

  1. 2. What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is green.

  1. 3. Who was the last person you called?

The last person I called was my doctor.

4. Do you have any pets?

I do not have any pets.

5. If you could go forward or backward in time which direction would you choose and why?

I would like to go forward in time because I would like to see the new technology that is invented specifically for space exploration.

Here are the 5 questions for the nominees.

1. What inspired you to start your blog?

2. What is your favorite piece of technology you own?

3. What is your favorite book?

4. What do you enjoy doing for fun?

5. What advice do you have for someone that wants to start a blog?

Here are the nominees I have chosen.

1. Glen from Well Eye Never

2. Emily from Fashioneyesta

3. Maria from Girl Gone Blind

4. Ailsa from Brains on Wheels

5. Divya from My Take on Disability

I am thankful for this recognition and hope to continue to spread awareness on the topic of vision impairment and disability over all.

Spotlight: Bold Blind Beauty

Today I want to put a spotlight on the blog Bold Blind Beauty founded by Stephanae McCoy. She seeks to bring awareness to the fact that “real beauty transcends barriers”. She is visually impaired herself but that has not stopped her from building this amazing platform. On her blog you will find encouragement and tips regarding all aspects of life as a blind or visually impaired person.

She brings a spotlight to women on the move who are blind or visually impaired shining a light on there lives and talents. I know you will be encouraged when you read their stories.

On the site you will also find helpful tips when it comes to fashion and beauty. Here you will learn that vision loss or blindness does not stop someone from enjoying fashion and makeup. There are tips on how to put on makeup as well as how to find your style when it comes to fashion.

This blog also shines a spotlight on the white cane, working to remove the stigma that comes with this mobility tool. Abby makes the white cane a fashionable tool. She represents all blind and visually impaired woman that use a white cane. (Abby is an silhouette of a woman walking confidently with her cane)

Get your own Abby swag!

Below is a photo of a cool bag I purchased and I love it. It is a great way to educate people. This blog has been a blessing to me and I hope it will encourage you as well.

Silhouette of a woman walking with a white cane with the words relax it's only a cane printed underneath