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janetlee
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   Posted 6/8/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Mom and I went out to eat yesterday at our fave buffet and 2 men came in and placed their stuff on the table behind us. One of the men was in a wheelchair and was mentally handicapped. He had the sweetest smile! His body reminded me of someone that's had a stroke, his arm and hand was curled up. Mom and I asked them if they'd like us to move to another table so they could be better situated with the wheelchair. They really appreciated that. The handicapped man said "thank you" and grinned a big ol' grin! He was so appreciative over such a small thing!
After mom and I moved to another table, I sat there and had to fight very hard to not burst into tears!!! I wanted to cry and cry and cry! I thought I was going to have to go to the bathroom and do so, but I managed to hold back.
After we left, I got into the car and tears came, but not as much as I felt like letting out! I don't know...it just struck me as so sad and yet I realize that at least he had someone to love and care for him whereas so many are stuck in institutions and nursing homes....he was like a little child in a man's body...it still gets me as I type this!
In a way, I guess i relate in the sense that because of my anxiety issues, I've never really been able to do all the things I'd dreamed of years ago. Sigh...forgive the pity party, but it's how I feel!
Love Y'all!
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet


stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 6/8/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear J,

You are not having a pity party, you are empathizing with the man in the wheel chair.  You don't know how he feels but you can understand it must be hard as you have experienced loss of some of your dreams due to anxiety.

You have feelings that wanted to be let out, but you waited until you left.

Who knows that man may have lived through a near death experience and is happy just to be alive and out to lunch? yeah

Bless you.

 


Respectfully
Kitt
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
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"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


Junebug05
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   Posted 6/8/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Janet,

I totally understand your reaction.  I believe that because those of us with panic/anxiety suffer so much that it makes us much more compassionate to other people and their situations.  I'm alot like you described, I get very emotional when I see or hear about someone who struggles in life.  I don't think of it as a fault, I would rather be soft hearted and tear up than to be uncaring.  Your just a kindhearted person and that's a GOOD thing!


janetlee
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1986
   Posted 6/9/2007 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt and June!
I was wondering what in the world was going on with me! I tried to look at the positives in that man's life, but I still wanted to cry like a baby! And when I wanted to cry, it wasn't because I was thinking about my own situation...I tried to explain my reaction to myself by doing some self-analysis! LOL!
Thank you both for being so understanding!
hugs
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
janet

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