Well, if you are willing to listen to my humble opinion, I have some life experience I can impart.
One of the life lessons I have learned from quadriplegia is a whole new world view.
I now found myself rearranging priorities.
I found out that instead of worrying about what I DON’T have, I am grateful for what I DO have.
This is not just cliche, this change inside of myself actually occurred.
When I was faced with a near total loss of control over my body, I could have wallowed in self pity.
Instead , I found it prudent to take what Hashem dealt to me and make peace with it.
Truthfully, this is an ongoing process. As there are an infinite levels of acceptance .
Acceptance for me entails throwing away what I no longer have and no longer can do, and embracing what I do have and what I can do.
In my case, I realized anew the tremendous blessing of sight. For where would I be if I couldn’t see?
As well the unearned gift of hearing. I used to love to sing. Especially Reb Shlomele Calebach and Rabbi Baruc Chait.
Now for the past five years I no longer could sing, because my diaphragm is paralyzed.
Ever since the accident, I revel in listening to my favorite tunes!
My life would be depressing without the gift of hearing!
I also have the unexpected gift of sensation throughout my body! I can feel when my children hug me and sit on my lap!
Plus, I am blessed with many Hashem inspired man-made inventions which keep me alive and comfortable!
For example, my trach which is attached to my respirator! You see my lungs are so scared that I need my respirator to artificially breath for me!
Also I have a machine that sucks out secretion from my lungs, thereby preventing nasty pneumonias.
I also have a ceiling lift which makes it possible for me to transfer from my chair to my bed and vise-versa! It should be apparent what kind of gift this is!
Also, I have an accessible van which allows me to sit in the front passenger seat! What a gift that is!
And of course, I am blessed with my eye gaze computer!
This makes it possible to communicate and to send out blog posts to you!