A Fresh Perspective

Jesse in his Edge 3 Power Wheelchair

As I sit here in my power wheelchair, contemplating my resolutions, I think about whether I need new ones. Do I need to make new goals? Maybe I should change my perspective on life instead. I think I’ve learned a lot this year. Enduring the pandemic and all the hardships that we went through made me realize that we don’t need resolutions all the time. Instead, maybe we need a different frame of mind, a different perspective and to handle things differently. I’ve also learned that many people take advantage of what we have and remain unaware of the reality of life. I think that some people should consider making this their resolution.

It’s Time for a New Perspective

Instead of making a resolution, I plan to take on new perspective and appreciate life more. I want to appreciate the people around me and all the things I have and be grateful for them. I don’t want to take things for granted. I also want to strive to have longer conversations and talk to people who don’t understand the perspective of someone who uses a power wheelchair like me. I think we all need a refreshing perspective in having a conversation with someone. Things like making eye contact, listening to a genuine voice, understanding their body language are all important.

One more thought: I want to take everything that happened in 2020 and at the stroke of midnight, erase it all. We should get a brand-new start to a new year. Everything only gets better from here. Happy new year everyone!

About Jesse Cuellar: Jesse is an artist and a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab®. An accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, so he uses his mouth to paint and expresses himself through his art. Jesse lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and enjoys painting and hanging out with his friends. Click here to learn more about Jesse