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But unfortunatley there ar people who abuse the system set up to help those who are truly disabled live. I have a friend of a friend who is supposedly is so anxiety ridden she cannot complete the simplest of tasks, like going to the grocery store. She gets disability for her and then on each of her kids. Yet funny she doesnt have a problem being out in bars every weekend around lots of people.Anxiety is all gone then.... I have no problem with those who truly need it, hell we never know when each one of us could be in that place, but those who abuse or refuse to try shouldnt get a free ride.
It is frustrating, but as someone with a fiance on disability (spinal injuries) let me tell you that it is far more than the check, which isn't a lot. It is the health insurance.
I am on health insurance that pretty much amounts to if I land in the hospital and need heart surgery it will pay up, anything else, forget it. My meds are barely covered, most not at all, any tests that I have to take (like all the blood work I always need done for being pre-diabetic) comes out of my pocket.
Now, o.k. I cope with that. But if my fiance lost his disability there is no way on earth I would be able to get his 6 meds he needs right now, let alone his doctor visits, blood work, sleep studies, other tests.
It is criminal, almost like holding people hostage. Less than 2% of the people that get on disability get off.
Also, there is fear. So much fear. If they get off disability, will they be able to get jobs after being unemployed for so long? Will they be able to do the job if they get it? Will they cope well? What if their job has terrible health insurance?
I want desperately for my fiance to get well and get off of disability, but the longer I watch him try, the more I know that most of the battle is within, and its a hard battle full of self loathing and no confidence in themselves.
If they have kids, I can almost see being afraid to get off of disability. What if they can't get jobs? They not only have themselves to worry about, but their kids.
I am not saying they are right to stay on disability. Or that they shouldn't try to get off if they can. I guess what I am saying is they need understanding too.
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Reminds me too much of my aunt & cousin & kids... I've actually BOUGHT them herbals that help with their problems and they won't spend the $15 or so per month to buy them theirselves... HATE to see the example Ruth and Brenda are setting for Brenda's two little girls...
And my friend Lisa's a massage therapise and herbal consultant. She's had clients STOP coming because they start getting better and they don't want to lose their disablility checks
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Great passage- thanks for sharing.
I found this today and thought it would make for a good read....
It is hard at times to eat the right foods for our bodies when the wrong foods can taste so delicious. I am just glad then that when it comes to food for the soul the choices are a little easier to make. Imagine, for instance, that you had two types of food before you. The first one is great for you. It makes your heart healthier, your mind clearer, and your body more energetic. It makes you feel fantastic both inside and out. It also tastes delicious. You could eat it for a million years and never get tired of it. It just takes a bit of effort and a few minutes to cook each day. The second food is terrible for you. It is hard on your heart and destroys your health. It depresses your mind and steals your body’s vitality. It makes you feel miserable both inside and out. It also tastes terrible. You can eat it right away, though. It is instant and takes no effort to make. Which one would you choose?
Sadly, more people than you would think make the second choice. The second choice is acting from fear. It is choosing to feed the soul hatred, violence, negativeness, misery, pain, meanness, and loneliness. It is easy to do even though it hurts you every time you do it. It slowly poisons your life and the lives of those around you if they let it. The first choice, however, is choosing love. It is feeding the soul joy, peace, positiveness, happiness, delight, goodness, and oneness with God. It takes a bit of effort, but it brings a lot of Heaven to Earth. It enriches your life and the lives of everyone you share it with.
What you eat is up to you. Choose your foods wisely then. God wants you to eat well not just with your stomach but also with your heart, soul, mind, and life. Lay out a table full of all the love, joy, light, goodness, and oneness with God that you possibly can. Then pull up a chair and invite everyone to the feast.
~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~
Without God, life makes no sense.
Practice radom acts of kindness, and watch the world around you smile!
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