Med-hive Weekly Prompt - 24 Hours Blindness But Hours Of Reflections

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This would be my first writing to this community and the topic for this week like other topics is an interesting one, I succeeded in fighting my procrastination to write for this. If you're interested in sharing what your day would be like if you were blind, check out the prompt post and let's read from you.

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I've seen a lot of movies with blind characters and seen a few people in reality who are blind, either from birth or from an illness... I've never thought too deep about how these persons really feel not being able to see what other people see and talk about, not being able to know how things really looks.

What my day look like with my perfect eyes...

I thought before I share how my day would look like if I were blind for a day, I'd like to share what my usual day look like. My usual day will start with me turning off my set alarm and checking through my WhatsApp messages then clear up my Hive notifications.

After that, I either write a post or visit the bathroom to ease myself and wash my mouth. While on lazy days, I'd lie on my bed till 12 noon to engage on Hive without even having breakfast. When I have to eat, I prepare food or go outside to buy a quick meal. Since I'm with my family now, I won't be needing to think much on what to eat.

After breakfast and lunch, I go back to my phone and engage on Hive, WhatsApp, learn new songs after selection and sometimes watch my kdramas until evening. Then I'll spend my evening preparing and eating dinner, chatting again and watching dramas... That is for my usual days when I don't go out.

What my day would look like if I become blind for 24 hours...

Waking up to turn off my set alarm, I'll struggle to find my phone with sleepy eyes not realising that I'm actually blind and not sleepy. By the time I want to press my phone, I'd realize then that I'm really blind but refuse to believe it for the first few minutes.

I'll have an hour of finding it hard to believe and cry over it hoping that it was all a dream... Then I'll wake up to reality (I'm blind!)

Being blind for someone who have had her eyes all her life, that day would definitely look useless for me but I thought a lot about this and I think I'll make that day "a day of reflection" on my life and everything related to my future.

They say, you never value what you have until you lose it... You never know how happiness is if you never feel sad, those thoughts came rushing through my mind.

As a blind lady at home with my family, I'll become a reliability to them for that day but I'll make sure to become a better person at heart by the time I get my vision back.

I'll reflect on how to care for my health... I'm one of those people who show less regard to their health, taking sugar in excess, avoiding healthy foods that aren't so delicious for me, eating too much unhealthy meals. All these aren't helpful to my health and I'll blame myself for that when I realize I can't see. I would definitely make resolutions to take care of my body parts with all seriousness.

I'll reflect on how blind people think... This is one thing I've never bothered to think about which is obviously because I've never been blind so I never know what they are going through or missing out on. Being blind for those hours will definitely make me feel how it is to be in their shoes and think like them even if is for a few hours.

Out of 24 hours, I'll use more than 10 hours doing different reflections on life... Since there's almost nothing else to do.

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What a wonderful post you have here @merit.ahama !! 🤗🤗 I really liked to read your reflections about this and it made me really happy to have you thinking about taking better care for your health 🤩 why not start on those changes and do at least one small action towards that goal, like for example, you refer to eating too much suggar and unhealthy foods. Why not place an small objective like eating a healthier meal at least 1x/week, or if you eat suggar or chocolates every day, you can try to only eat them 6×/week and slowly reducing it in the next year. Baby steps that don't look so hard to do can lead us to achieve great things!

Getting people to take better care for their health is one of our purposes here on MED-HIVE community ❤️❤️ and you did it brilliantly! So, in name of the community, I thank you for your contribution and in helping us raise health awareness across the Hive blockchain 🙏

Much !LUV

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Oh dear Daisy, I appreciate your kindness in giving me those steps I could take that doesn't look hard at all... I've actually been working on my sugar and unhealthy foods intake for sometime now.

Will just have to keep it up and take better care of my health, thanks a lot 🥰

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That's great my darling!! ❤️❤️ just keep on pushing your objectives one at a time and slowly 🙏🙏

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Oh, you've made my day dear Sam!! 😁 I think it's my first time winning a comment of the day hehehe ❤️ Thank you my !LUV 🤗

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💗Your comment was recommended by @amberkashif 💗 !LUV

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Nice!! Nice!!

I really love the read.. and yeah we can’t value what we have not until we lose them. That’s life..

I can’t imagine myself blind for just a day. It wouldn’t be so easy.

One thing I realized about the blind is that they are always so sensitive to something else apart from their eye sight they must have lost..

Nice write dear!

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Yeah, I've noticed that too
We should really be grateful for our sight always 🥲
Some things are just great privileges we shouldn't take for granted.

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There is a saying that 'eyes is the king of our body parts'. Being blind for a day will made one go into a strong reflection mode.

You can work on those health goes of your bit by bit and gradually, before you knows it your health goal is achieve.

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Yeah, it definitely is the king of our body parts haha.
I'm working on my health dear, thanks

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People that could one see clearly but all of a sudden became blind suffer the most because getting used to it will be just too hard.
But I like the things you would have done especially the reflection part.

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It would be difficult indeed
I can't even imagine how hard it would be.
Thanks for stopping by

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You're welcome. Good night and sleep well 🥰

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They say, you never value what you have until you lose it... You never know how happiness is if you never feel sad, those thoughts came rushing through my mind.

Very true. it will be a day when nothing else really matters. I love your approach to the prompt, its was good to address how your usual day was.. which when I think about it, you are really flexing.

Cut soap for me na

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Cut which soap? Nor be all my day dey go like that na 😂😂
Abeg o

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It's not really easy for one to believe he is blind after seeing for many years. Seriously I never thought of how blind poeple cope with their blindness. This contest is really a good for thought

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It is a thought provoking contest and I appreciate the brain behind the idea 😊

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A very beautiful post from you. We are glad to have you.
Thanks for sharing the contrast with us. And more so how important it is to care for the eye.


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Wow thanks, I got the points... I appreciate the support from the community 🙂

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You never know what you have until you lose it, how true is this...we just have to be grateful for everything we have, being blind is no joke.

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As in ehn... That joke must be a very expensive one 😅

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If one could just go blind for a day to see how it feels to actually be blind, we will realize we have to value what we have so dearly.

Many times, I used to close my eyes for some minutes and try walking around my room but end up falling down or hitting my head or leg to an object. Then, I will think about those who are blind truly and how life has been for them in the dark all their lives.

It's good to appreciate what you have because I wouldn't pray for my enemy to go blind. I feel for those in such a situation.

Being blind though isn't the end of the world because it will bring much reflection about us and the future.

Dreemport brought me to your amazing content 🥰🥰

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I've also tried walking around with my eyes closed, the result wasn't good lol... I immediately gave thanks for my vision.

Blind people look pitiful for me but at the same time, some amaze me by the way they act too.

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Yes, they don't have a choice but to be happy and optimistic too. Actually, they look more happier than those who see sef.
Gratitude no matter your condition is very important.

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As in ehn... There was one I saw, she was so happy playing a game that any who plays with her could cheat her.. She just enjoys the fact that she knows how to play the game with her blind eyes 🥺

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Such a pitiful state from us to them but not for them since they are used to it. Though, many are praying for miracles oo.

You'd be amazed many are good in things like that

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