It starts with a question. Just one question. It isn’t even a tough question, its easy. Do you want to know what that question is? Well, the question is: How are you doing today?
How simple does that seem to you? Yet many people believe that it is such a difficult question to ask. People who have disabilities do not need you to delve into the nitty gritty but just the simple act of asking how you are doing can mean a lot.
For me, when I am having a tough day I often feel like I want to curl up in bed and shut the world out. There are times I want to shut down and honestly feel like disappearing. Many people see this and just ignore it. They put the onus on me to reach out and that is something that I just am unable to do. Just someone asking how I am doing would be enough for me to actually say, I am not doing so good but thank you for asking.
When you have a disability it is very hard to reach out. You always feel like you shouldn’t reach out because you have to be the same as everyone else but having a good support network around you is always really important. Find your support network so that you do not always feel alone.