The Power Of Yetting
In Real life
‘I’m not able to leave bed yet today, maybe later.’ ‘Can you do (x, y, z thing) for me? My body/brain isn’t able yet, thanks.’
Today’s challenge: try to make the word “yet” a part of your ability vocabulary. Examples: I can’t do this (and/or insert activity here) yet. My body isn’t yet ready for doing that. No, I haven’t tried that yet, thanks for the suggestion.
And I'm not the only one who thinks this. I was awestruck when a friends' child said after my mom offered him some kind of food, "no thank you, I don't like that yet". I thought that was a pretty cool way to look at things, and decided to use that in my own vocabulary.
These childhood friends also believe in the power of yet, and yep--it's Sesame Street AND Janelle Monae, so I know this is definitely legit to talk about!
Ok so maybe someone (or a team of ‘someones’) told you that you could never do this thing (or group of things) again. I choose to believe that since we are the only people who live in our own bodies, why not have HOPE?
We struggle more than anyone *really* knows. Why then, would we let someone—who has seen very little of our struggle—dull our sparkle?
You are living your life.
You get to choose how you react to these, not just mountainous obstacles, but mountain range after mountain range.
For me, yet has been a freeing word. In a way, my first neurosurgeon’s words “it’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better” motivated me to change mindset in my abilities and needs. (Side-note: obviously this is awful bedside manner, but so far half is unfortunately true)
...And since my needs are changing daily, it is exactly why this works so well for my caregivers and I mentally.
For us: yet is hope. And I plan on yetting every, damn, day.
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