Saturday, September 15, 2018

I have worked in many YMCA's all around the country. Hostels. EVERYONE with special needs like me.

 






I was working in a YMCA.
I have worked in many all around the country.
 
Many YMCA's a few visits -
others regular weekly visits over years. 
 
Three YMCA's have been my home & work over several years.

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One way of communicating with the young resident was by 
dropping little postcards or other small bits of paper for people to find later. 

Another is writing a short news-letter to all the residents in a hostel.
Posting one by hand under every room door - often 150 doors. 
Telling them I exist. 
Introducing myself to new people. 
Dropping a little message of love. 
Sprinkling stardust. 

One young woman said, 
out of the blue and in public, 
"I cried when I read that” 

Someone said to me how, 
when they were away in detox, 
the note I sent was the only message they received. 
"I will never forget that ...........” 
powerful when people are able to express their feelings like that -
Many are not.
They are just as valuable.
 
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The man with the BMW 
Every time I walk to the train I walk past a BMW and a man on his knees cleaning it. 

It already is clean as a ………. 
I would eat my dinner off it without hesitation. 
As I walked on I thought of some alternatives for that man. 

- An old man or lady around the corner who has a dirty car or garden. 
- A few house visits to the special needs homes locally. 
I rub my eye............... 
- A volunteer hour or so driving the YMCA minibus for the many children. 
Ichy eye ..................... 
- Relating to humans more than car wax.
- something in my eye ……….
 
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I must get this plank out of my eye 
as it is distracting as I am clicking about someone else's life.............................. 

Maybe I will try to say something as I pass the man on his knees 
and see if a daily hello will lead to me knowing the person ...... real  time. 

Maybe I ....... spend too much on one thing and neglect others. 
Maybe me doing things 100% could be dropped and do more at 75%. 

I am feeling incomplete 
but I am working at it ……………………. 


I need to daily refresh my irritation.
I love this quote::
‘I don’t like this person
I must get to know them better’.

BHP