Share Your World – January 2, 2017
Would you prefer to receive a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle or motorcycle?
None of the above. As my vision is 20/100 I cannot operate any type of motor vehicle even bikes!! Me riding a bike would be the equivalent of Mr. Magoo driving a car which is another activity I had to give up.
What is one thing you’d like to accomplish this year?
The most important thing is for me to find an apartment around or before Oct. 1st, 2017. It is not a question of like. Safe, clean housing that is near transportation is a necessity not something I can do without.
What was one of the highlights of 2016 for you?
Being a part of the Paid Family Leave Movement for the State of New York!! I received a personal invitation from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to attend the rally! Paid Family Leave will become active Jan. 2018!! Gov. Cuomo read the New York Times article about my difficulties being a low wage worker and trying to get time off the care for my brother Stephen who has Autism. Please click on the second link to get the link for the New York Times article. Again Praise God my workplace situation has improved so some of the issues I faced then are no longer a problem.
I Thank God that Stephen and I Live in a Democrat, Liberal, Progressive state like New York where the Mayor and the Gov. do their best to protect their citizens, provide New Yorkers with benefits that the rest of the country does not have and is a safer space for minorities and immigrants!! New York is and will continue to be a Sanctuary fighting against all Trump policies!! Trump is against Americans who have disabilities. I am Proud to be a Member of the Resistance!! Yes to Basic Human Rights!!
Stephen and I continue to be Mighty Warriors and Autism Activist/Advocates!
Would you prefer to fly a kite or fly in a hot air balloon?
I’d take flying the kite as I have a Fear of Heights!! I had enough of helicopters and planes!
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Glad the holidays are over and behind me. I can now return to some sort of normal life. No special plans for either this week or next week. January tends to be a bad weather month so other than going to work I’m staying in. However lately the weather has been in the 40s and 50s which I hope lasts for the entire winter.