Good Things About My 2020

With as many awkward and awful things as this year has blanketed the world with

I offer a counter balance

Of small blissful happenings

As evidence of light

I was told for 31 years that I could only use front hook bras

All week, I’ve hooked from behind.

For the previous fifteen years my overnight hospitalizations averaged around a month or more every year, usually more.

In 2020, I only spent 2 nights in all.

When I began studying for the law school entrance exam, there was an entire section that I could not understand how to complete.

In August when I took the test, I ended up in the 72nd percentile even with computer connectivity problems.

I have over come my Cerebral Palsy in so many ways I was not expected to.

I can don jewelry with relative ease

And shoes

And I can shave without missing parts!


Though these may seem lightweights in the face of a mournful, devastating year.

Let them be enough to give anyone a smile

And help them trudge forward

Because it may not be clear when we shall break free of the darkness

But because we keep trying, it cannot consume our spark.

And that spark will catch…


Published by sickybeat

I am a writer with an extremely active imagination. I love learning answers to questions and what makes everything and everyone tick. I am a "Unique case, medically" if nothing else. I am flawed in my extreme aversion to failure (even when "success" isn't good for me,) but have come a long way in ditching the perfectionist mindset. I like people whose default setting toward others is compassion, an open mind, and honesty

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: