Decoding determination

I HAD TROUBLE with today’s post.

I knew what I wanted to say, but I couldn’t figure out how to say it in a way I haven’t said it before.

For the most part, people are kind.

They have good intentions, for the most part, and they mean well more often than not.

I have just never grasped exactly how to react when they say certain things to me.

I’ll give you an example.

Some years ago, I got an award.

It was from the governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, which is probably not the real name of the committee.

It was something similar, but it’s been a few years and I don’t remember the exact moniker.

Basically, the committee gave me an award for doing my job.

I was not, am not and never will be offended by such recognition.

I just did not, and still don’t, think I deserved it.

I had to give a speech, and I believe I told them I didn’t think I deserved it.

I just did my job.

I have no choice but to do my job with cerebral palsy so it was a little awkward to accept an award for it.

I’m not cultured enough to know how to react in situations like those.

I’m lucky a Gomer-like “Gaah-lee!” didn’t come out of me when I stepped to the microphone.

I have said, “Thank you” to many kind comments for lack of a better response. I hope it’s good enough.

Anyway, I said all of those things to say I still can’t find a better way to say what I want to say, but I did find a story.

For the sake of Sue’s prompt, which is “determined,” substitute “determination” where “persistence” appears in the story below from the archives.

From Aug. 2, 2017, here’s a story about stairs and a lot more.


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