“Your life can change in the blink of an eye.”  This phrase gets thrown around a lot- well, it’s probably because there’s a lot of truth to it.  But it’s not just this increment of time that holds great power for change.  Every moment, every movement, every inch can make or break a circumstance.

A difference of an inch would have led my car into a tree instead of a house.  A break one inch higher on my spine would have left me stuck on a ventilator for the rest of my life.  A shoe placed one inch too far into the doorway means I can’t go into the next room.  My toothbrush moved one inch means I can’t brush my teeth on my own. 

Enough about what I can’t do.  When you turn it around, this single inch has the ability to empower me.  Adjusting my surroundings by an inch can allow me to brush my own teeth or to wash my own face!  Regaining the ability to move my elbow in one inch closer to my body allows me to roll over in bed on my own (gaining this inch has taken me 4 and a half years)!

With every inch, I am one inch closer to being able to do another thing on my own.  This accumulation of inches has brought me here today and will carry me through to my goal.