Forgiveness. Today I am forgiving the people who abuse their handicap parking placard privileges. I am forgiving those who may technically be “disabled” but who don’t actually need to park in a handicap space everywhere they go. I am forgiving the masses who exercise their rights to a primo parking spot at the expense of people with wheelchairs having to unload in the middle of the parking lot, or resort to wheeling dangerously unnoticed behind rows of parked cars. I forgive the people who park in the limited blue spaces in the front of my gym, hop out of their cars and join me in the same fitness classes I am taking. I forgive these individuals for unknowingly making my life more difficult on a regular basis. I am letting go of the frustration and resentment I have experienced on many occasions when parking lot situations just don’t go my way. I will no longer be a victim of my own anger over something which I have no control of. As soon as Nick sheds the wheelchair, we will hopefully shed the limitations of needing the once-coveted handicap parking placard.
Tuesday November 15, 2011