Do Not Show Any Weakness.
When I first met my wife; I came to her house which is now "our house", As soon as I walked in the door her mother and stepfather walked in and sat down at the kitchen table. Her mother kept looking me up and down. She had a smug look on her face. I reacted with a defensive stance. I was friendly yet I showed no weaknes. I did not want my future in-laws to see me as a weak individual. I do not act as though I can do things that I doubt that I can do. My wife and her brother wanted to clean up an area beside our homes that was on a creek. I did not act as though I could do much on the task at hand. I noticed some rocks in the hill of dirt on the side of the creek. We were wanting to back the creek up a bit so it would be waist deep in some areas. I finally decided no one else was going to get any rocks to dam the stream. I finally busted out and started picking up the 50 pounds blocks of rock making a dam in the stream of water. After I had moved 15-20 blocks of rock across the bed of the stream the water level became higher in the swimming area. I think my brother in law (Larry) and sister in law were a little bit suprised at my initative. I have also assisted Larry in stacking firewood that he needed stacked for his wood burning heater. I AM NOT USELESS. Just because I have a physical disability does not mean that I cannot do anything, nor does it mean I am useless. I may not do things just like you but I get them done in different ways with the same results. I "improvise adapt on overcome" almost any situation presented to me.