April 14, 2020
Hello, and welcome back to another home version of Legal Tip Tuesday. This is Vince Quatrini with you. Today I wanted to talk about life tips. You know, now that we’re confined at home it makes me appreciate even more the stress of being chronically injured or disabled. These individuals, our clients, experience this all the time. I did a series of legal tips on the effective habits to live with a chronic injury or disability – they’re on our website, I commend them to you now, especially. Some of the tips include reducing food intake—boy is that a challenge when the refrigerator is only 10 feet away. Exercise, it helps the mind as well as the body. Spirituality, finding a purpose in life. This is a time for reflection for us. Do we find our joy in helping others? In helping family? Donating? Volunteering? And keeping a routine, boy is that a challenge for me as well. I’m used to having a whole day planned. I have to get up now and get myself started, and it’s really different than knowing that I have to be somewhere.
So, as we go forward, I’m hoping that all of us have a greater empathy for those who are confined to home because of a chronic injury or disability. This will be over for us, but for all of them this is their new normal. A couple other thoughts today are what can we do to fill the day to find things that are important to us? Pulling photographs out, sharing them with family. Taking a picture of them and emailing them off or texting them. Reading! A couple of books that I want to share with you are inspirational books. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Frances Perkins, the first woman cabinet member. She was Secretary of Labor under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. These are people who rose to the challenge, who were inspirational and leaders for us when we needed them. They didn’t worry about them, they worried about what they needed to do to save the world. And of course, Winston Churchill, famously “never, never, never give up.” And the penultimate leader, the inspiration is of course Fred Rogers. Fred told us, “In times like this, look for the helpers. You’ll find the helpers.” So, I hope that you and I will be those helpers in this time of need for those around us. This is Vince Quatrini; this is Legal Tip Tuesday. Stay home, stay safe, and stay calm. Until the next home version, have a great day.