4 fun things my wheelchair can do

Since I am so used to my wheelchair, I hardly noticed how very functional it is. It acts as a storage, a car, a ladder, sabzi (vegetable) basket, a rocking chair, and oh, it also helps me move around. Over the years, I learnt to maneuver it with ease, and also have fun with it. So why not talk a bit about the simple yet quirky stuff my chair can do.

Fancy shopping cart

In case I forget to pick a basket/trolley while shopping, I can always stash the stuff am buying on the sides of my chair and believe me, I can carry a lot of stuff that way. I might come across as a shop lifter to onlookers who don’t know what am doing but let’s not go there.

It can turn into a Transformer

You read right. It can turn into a Transformer at will, especially when my nephew is around. The time he first saw me chair he was so impressed that he asked me if I’d sit elsewhere so he could have it for a while. (eternity) Operating the brakes, trying out a wheelie were some stunts we tried together. I also landed on the floor a few times before I got the wheelie right. Only cinematic background music was missing.

Star in a horror movie

Have you noticed that quite a few horror movies have squeaking wheelchairs moving by themselves in dark corridors, sometimes in sanatoriums or Gothic mansions? After I saw that, I wondered if my chair could do that role well. So I tried pushing it into a corridor to see how it looks. Looked pretty good, but I needed someone to come get the runaway wheelchair back for me. It was a long wait.

Free roller coaster ride- speed demon

I don’t need to go on roller coaster rides anymore. All I need is an empty ground and the wind in my hair (About time I got to use that phrase) and my chair can turn into a speed demon. I used to be scared of roller coasters when I was a kid, and now I can be one if I want to.

Why did I share this? To me, my chair is my strength, I love it for the things it lets me do. To simply put it, everything in life that we may think as hurdles could actually turn out to be an opportunity for adventure.

It is the way we look at things, accept and embrace what we think are ‘flaws’ that gives us the key to living a fulfilling life. And how we embark on a remarkable journey from there is what ultimately matters.

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95 Comments Add yours

  1. Your post brims with positivity and how beautifully you have embraced life. You are an inspiration to so many souls out there. Thanks for sharing an integral part of your life. Kudos to your creativity and positivity .

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words πŸ™‚

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  2. jayanthi6 says:

    It is so nice of you to see the positives sides of the situation… all the best to you, Leha…

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  3. jainnehas says:

    You are truly an inspiration. A very thoughtful post for me

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Neha πŸ™‚

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  4. Abha Mondal says:

    Your post is full of positivity and yes sometimes we forget to explore our surroundings or adore things that are very close to us. Good to know that you discovered wonderful things about your chair.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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      1. Haha.. Roller coaster ride and transformer are the best… This is such a great way or must say a positive way of looking at things.

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      2. Leha says:

        Glad you like the transformer, Swati πŸ™‚

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  5. Aesha says:

    Your wheelchair empowers you! Thanks for sharing what all it means to you. Do you have a name for your chair?

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    1. Leha says:

      Ooh I really need to think of one. Thanks Aesha πŸ™‚

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  6. Sometimes a kid’s innocence open our eyes! Transformer! Do you think it’s optimus prime or bumblebee?
    Keep inspiring us all!

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    1. Leha says:

      Haha, yes their innocence does. Thank you so much:)

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  7. It is good to know that wheelchair has become your strength and you can do so many things with it. I liked the transformer part of it the most.

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  8. You are such a motivation leha. I have always loved the positivity that I feel when I talk or chat with you. More power to you girl #lifethrumyeyesreads

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks so much Rakhi, that’s kind of you.

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  9. Aseem Rastogi says:

    That’s a really positive post. I admire how you have made something which could be your weakness into your strength. More power to you.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much:)

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  10. this is what i call being positive in every way possible in life. i was smiling as i read your post. what a fun way of life. a smile behind every struggle

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    1. Leha says:

      Am glad it made you smile πŸ™‚

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  11. Kudos Leha for the positivity! Stay Strong and conquer the world is what I could say reading through how you changed things to be your strength and go on…

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  12. AnecdoteMomlife says:

    Strongest are those who find strength where we usually don’t look. I can only imagine your awestruck nephew enjoying all the actions by transformer. And, your spooky act would certainly do well in few horror movies. Keep soaring high!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much, it is fun indeed πŸ˜›

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  13. You are a sweetheart and I am glad to read your post.πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸΌ

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  14. Cindy Dsilva says:

    Wow, this is a total surprise to me. Hats off to you for taking life so lightly despite being in a wheelchair. More power to you!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks Cindy πŸ™‚

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  15. You are an inspiration. This never-give-up attitude is what you emanate in your posts and work. Hats off. RESPECT

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  16. how beautifully you turn everything positive. Even I never thought of so many adventure in a wheelchair.

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  17. smilericha says:

    You turn everything in the positive way. Thank you for the post.

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  18. You are such a positive person Leha. And so multi-talented. I am glad to know you.

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    1. Leha says:

      Likewise, Pratibha. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  19. Your post is an inspiration. It’s always wonderful to read so much positivity. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us. More power to you!

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  20. The Siriusgram says:

    You go girl! Inspiring attitude and outlook. We need more people like this around us for a happy life πŸ™‚

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  21. Madhu Bindra says:

    I love that smug look on the face. Your post is full of positivity. You are an inspiration to a lot of people. God bless you.

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    1. Leha says:

      thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  22. you are living a good life when you see something positive in even the worst of situation. Wheelchair can be fun for sure if you really intent to have fun. #mummatalksreads

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  23. Harshita says:

    So do we have a video of the wheelie? and the roller coaster?
    I simply love your positivity …and you make us also see the bright side of everything!

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    1. Leha says:

      Oh yes, the roller coaster video is there with lots of screams too πŸ˜›
      Thanks Harshita

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  24. Deepti Menon says:

    Leha, your post made me smile. Your sense of humour and your positivity shine forth and it is amazing how beautifully you have written about the fun you have with your wheelchair.
    PS: love the quirky expression on your face too! πŸ™‚ God bless!

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    1. Leha says:

      hehe, thanks Deepti πŸ™‚

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  25. Neha Sharma says:

    What a beautiful post, Leha. You are such an amazing person with so much positivity and love for life. Also, I am happy to know a little more about you. I used to think that you are a serious person but now I know your other side too. Loved your sense of humour. God bless you!

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    1. Leha says:

      haha, aw me serious πŸ˜› Thanks Neha

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  26. Harjeet Kaur says:

    You are a rockstar, Leha. Such an inspiration for people like me who keep crying. I know I have lost a lot but I really look up to you. Bless you dear.

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    1. Leha says:

      Hey Harjeet, hugs, am sure things will get better, and you are always so warm and kind πŸ™‚

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  27. Ritu says:

    I loved reading this, Leha. The starring in a horror movie made be guffaw. You are such a positive person and an inspiration. More power to you!

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    1. Leha says:

      HAHA, thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  28. Deepa says:

    I loved the last points where you mentioned that it’s all about looking at things. More power to you Leha!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks Deepa πŸ™‚

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    2. Aurora M says:

      Such an inspiration! This Reading task is actually giving us a way to know more about each other and get inspired.
      Thanks for this positivity

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  29. Loved the positivity in this post .I totally admire the way how you have converted your weakness into your strength. More power to you.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  30. Ginia says:

    Perspective changes how we see any situation. I love reading your posts. There is a true genuineness and honesty reflected in your words. Keep writing and spreading positivity. Stay Strong 😊

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    1. Leha says:

      Very kind of you, thanks Ginia πŸ™‚

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  31. Suchita says:

    I love the expression on your face in the header image you have used. Indeed we can look at anything as a curse of a blessing.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks Suchita, πŸ˜€

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  32. Such a beautiful perspective towards looking at life. You have a positive aura in the way you look and same goes in your writing. Keep this spirit.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Swati for your encouraging words:)

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  33. richamina says:

    i love the wittiness of your post. indeed the wheelchair has superpowers… lol

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  34. Geethica says:

    Such a positive post, Leha. I hope you were not hurt while trying wheelie from your wheelchair!

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    1. Leha says:

      hehe, no I just looked very funny. Thanks Geethica πŸ™‚

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  35. Lovely postive post. Was just wondering would you screamed if the wheelchair turned and came back to you from the corridor. See i write short stories so i keep thinking of a twist in the plot.
    Beautifully written. Turning weakness to strength and staying happily positive.
    Deepika Sharma

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  36. bytetrails says:

    Such a positive attitude towards life Leha. Kudos to you. I would like to meet you in person one day.

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  37. Your blog is full is positivity Leha and a perfect read for anyone cribbing over smaller things. Loved the way you have embraced reality and made it your power.

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  38. Archana says:

    Haha! I am imagining your chair in the corridor after watching my fav horror movie! That’s what we all need to learn from you, to embrace our weakness and make it the core of positivity. You are an inspiration Leha,

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  39. Wizardencil says:

    This blog made my day. Such positivity brimming from each line. Love love love it.

    Sreeparna

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  40. MeenalSonal says:

    Leha, firstly the perspective what makes a person different from others and your unique point of view makes you gem of person. Secondly, I smiled and smiled reading the post, especially the corridor and scaring other feature.

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    1. Leha says:

      Am so happy it made you smile πŸ™‚

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  41. Sweta says:

    You have penned it soxwell. It is always said beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. Your post proves it.

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  42. mahekg says:

    I always feel positivity while interacting with you. You have the power to spread your positivity and happiness to others.

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    1. Leha says:

      Am so glad Manisha, likewise πŸ™‚

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  43. Matheikal says:

    Love your bubbly spirit. I wonder how I missed this post earlier. This has left a mark, a uniquely moving one, in my being.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much, this is touching!

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  44. I’m out of words of the wonderful way you are embracing life

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much:)

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  45. Adi Sathe says:

    More power to you girl! You always bring smile to my face!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  46. yogitaamitjoshi says:

    You go girl. After reading this post, i can say no one can stop you. More power to you ..

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  47. I truly am in awe of how much positivity your post exudes. More power to you my girl

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much Mandavi πŸ™‚

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  48. I wasn’t aware that you are seated on your own throne! It’s incredibly inspiring to read this post! Thank you for sharing such a positive piece. More power to your pen.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks Mayura πŸ™‚

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  49. The part about flying with winds in the air Leha.Hold that thought Leha.You have a special way with words.

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