Day 44: Touching My Toes

Because of the tight muscles in my legs as a result of my disability for most of my life I haven’t been able to touch my toes by bending over without bending my knees. In fact until about five years ago I couldn’t even get past my knees. I know this might not seem like a big deal to most people, but it was to me. When everyone else around you can do it, or at least go further than you it’s very frustrating. Sometimes if I could avoid it I wouldn’t even try, or come up before everyone else hoping they didn’t notice.

Two years ago, I began to get close to touching my toes. I’m not sure what caused it, perhaps I was Really trying when before I hadn’t, or I was stretching more consistently than I had in a while, I don’t know. Anyway, within a couple of weeks I touched my toes for the first time. You can’t imagine how excited I was, I couldn’t believe it! Years before I had pretty much given up hope that it would ever happen, but here I was doing it!

My feet have to be a shoulder width apart for me to be able to reach my toes, but I don’t care, I can touch them! I hope someday I can do it with my feet together, but that’ll probably take time. Since then I’ve wondered what else have I thought I’d never be able to do that I’ll be able to do someday this side of heaven?

Day 44: Thank you Lord that after so many years I can touch my toes. Thank you for giving me that ability, and I pray that you would show me others things I think are impossible that I can do!

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Day 17: Long-term Memory

I have an excellent long-term memory, I often amaze people when I remember details about things that happened a while, sometimes even years ago. I can remember lines from plays I was in years ago, and things people said in conversations often that they don’t remember themselves. When I was in High School I kept my mom straight about what we were doing that day or week, I seriously don’t know what she would have done without me. I am often surprised when other people don’t remember the same things I do, especially when they are important. I enjoy being able to correct or remind people (I try to do it nicely) about things they said, that they don’t remember saying, usually they trust my memory. I just wish my short-term memory was as good as my long-term, but it isn’t and I sometimes forget what people say shortly after they say it. Oh well!

Day 17: Thank you Lord for giving me the long-term memory I have, it is so useful thing to have.

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Day 14: Putting two and two together

I’ve always been really good at putting two and two together to figure things out. A very useful skill as a fiction writer when coming up with story ideas; I once came up with an entire story in twenty minutes based on two completely unrelated comments made in my English class. It is also almost impossible to keep a secret from me; if you even hint at something, even if it’s unintentional, I’ll probably figure it out, or at least have a pretty good guess at what’s going on.

Day 14: Thank you Lord for giving me the skill of easily putting two and two together. It is such a useful thing to be able to do.

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