I spent today at the National Institutes of Health, learning about ways to increase accessibility.
Some of what I learned was nuts and bolts stuff. For example, I picked up tips for making documents more accessible for people with limited or no vision.
But I also had the opportunity to hear from some folks who have refused to let a disability stop them from achieving their dreams, from contributing in the workplace, and from participating fully in all that life has to offer.
These people epitomize the notion of tenacity.
They forge innovation.
They blaze trails for others yet to come.
They press on.
I’ve struggled in recent months to find the time and energy to write. A group of writers proposed writing something every day for the month of October, based on a one word prompt, and writing in just five minutes – no worrying about perfect grammar or always being poignant or well-polished. I’m giving it a go in an effort to jump start my writing. For the one word prompts, I’m going to follow along with The Upper Room’s Sight Psalms. They put out a picture a day and apply one word and a short reflection. If you are reading this, thanks for accompanying me for this experiment in motivation and discipline.