Isn't It Ironic?

As a former teacher for the visually impaired, I find it ironic that I am gradually losing my eyesight, and this is secondary to my lupus and a related COPD disease to my lungs. Remaining positive is key!

Turning negative into positive

At this point, I can still read and crochet and garden, three of my favorite things to do. I need strong lights for the first two and I feel like I can garden forever because I am already practicing it with my eyes closed.

I've had several students who have lost their sight completely while I taught them and my last thought is not to lose heart. Almost everything you do can be adapted and turned into a positive. I try to do that every single day.

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