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681148 tn?1437661591

The fork theory

I did not come up with this one.  It came off of an entirely different site and forum, but it fits:
"The majority of us are familiar with the "Spoon Theory". It's a lovely story about having just so much energy (spoons) and how we should all choose to use them wisely.  Naturally I'm paraphrasing as the story is about a broader message but you get my drift.

I'm speaking now about the antithesis of this theory; this is the "Fork Theory".

There is nothing desireable about these forks.  These forks are not something to be held or cherished; stored for a rainy day.  These "forks" are the very thing that cause us so much pain and discomfort just when we begin to feel we have a bit of control over our lives yet again.

Make no mistake.....forks hurt.  They stick in our legs and cause spasticity.  They poke in our arms and cause numbness and tingling.

The damn forks get in our way and they are difficult to get rid of.  Have you ever inadvertently stabbed yourself with a fork?  I thought so.

There are medications designed to keep a "fork" at bay but they aren't fool-proof.  There are exercises to help us maneuver around a "fork" but the exercises are not for everyone and they are often challenging.  We can only do our best, after all.

All in all the bottom line is these "forks" are going to always be there in one form or another, from time to time.  We can keep putting them away and closing the drawer but there they'll be when we least expect them.

Will there ever be an answer to how to rid ourselves of them for once and for all?

Only 'tine' will tell.

Edit for spelling and to add my 'gin & tonic' disclaimer."

Basically, trying to put these forks back in the drawer can be an exercise in futility some days.
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1530171 tn?1448129593
I love it!
My forks have been "locked" in a safe and I do not have the combination.
On the other hand, my spoons are readily available to be put to good use
anytime they're needed.
Keep up all the wonderful work you're doing!
Blessings.
Niko
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1756321 tn?1547095325
Hide all the knives before they take over the forks. :)
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681148 tn?1437661591
I had to laugh when I read that comment.
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God Bless You! I have been feeling like hell for quite some time now, and your comment and the ones from Nidodicreta and Red_Star really made me laugh and ease the suffering! Keep up the good work!
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1756321 tn?1547095325
I had a good laugh at the "gin & tonic disclaimer." ha!
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1530171 tn?1448129593
Live-Love-Laugh!!!
Wouldn't it be nice if we all had lunch together, and having no forks and no knives, we would enjoy a heartwarming "chicken soup for the soul" using our
"energy filled" spoons!
This is becoming quite a thread.
Cheers!
Niko
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