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There are many days when I am sad and just tired of being sick all of the time. Last year my mother bought me a notebook and told me to start keeping a journal of my fears, my hopes, and my dreams. This has been very helpful to me and I think it is a good idea for anyone who is struggling to cope with their disability.
(This tip was submitted by Brandon Tipton, my eight year old son who struggles with multiple disabilities.)
This, Brandon, is perhaps the best coping mechanism possible. I, too, use a daily journal to write my fears, ideas and even more of my successes and this certainly helps me see how I grow from day to day. It also enables me to see the mistakes I make and help me not continue doing the same silly stuff all of the time. Keep on writing!