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PowerPhrase: Something I CAN Do

When Dad and I finished speaking of his latest frustration trying to use the computer with his impaired vision, I told him what my two action steps were to get him going again. (One involved a numpad for his keyboard and the other, sorting his files.)

He warned me that it might amount to nothing - that even if I got him going again, he might not complete anything.

I replied:

  • This is something I CAN do. I can't come see you every day like Kris does, and I can't take you to appointments when you need someone to. But this is something I CAN do. If it amounts to nothing, I won't consider it wasted effort.

He got it. Any way I spell it out, the real message is: I L O V E you.

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