Yes You Can

yes-you-canPart of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.

Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

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3 Responses to Yes You Can

  1. calensariel says:

    I have this book and I love everything in it. Isn’t that such an astute observation? ❤

    • rhcwilliams says:

      You have a lot of books, Lady Calen! How do you find the time to read so much? I tip my hat to your wisdom, as well. Hugs!

      • calensariel says:

        You know, since I started blogging I think I’ve only read three books! seems I can’t do both at once. But Mr. Rogers’ book is on my desk for reference. I always loved him. I’ve done some beta reading for friends this past two years. So I guess it’s not fair to say I DON’T read. Right now I’m beta reading Christina Ochs’ fourth in her series “The Desolate Empire.”

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