A vast majority of people don’t wake up in the day and tell themselves, “I’m going to constantly ask for help at every stage of my life.” There’s a big amount of strength and courage in having the humility to ask for assistance when you honestly need it, however it’s also human nature to strive for self-sufficiency.
It makes us honestly believe good about ourselves when the people I was with and I are independent and capable.
My disabled family would supply anything to be as physically capable as they once were, and it breaks my heart to see it. My mom told myself and others at a certain time that his body is his prison and it made myself and others well up with tears almost instantly. I sincerely believe incredibly lucky that the few disabilities that I have do not hold myself and others back so much that they make a “normal life” unattainable at this stage. I have to be mindful of how I use my left arm, however my only true struggle is my actual finances. Applying for food stamps made myself and others believe worthless at first, however now that I am also getting discounts at the medical cannabis dispensaries it honestly feels empowering. There are three major cannabis dispensary companies in our state that offer discounts on all purchases if you have a food stamps card. One dispensary offers 20% off, another offers 15% off, and the final comes in at 10% off. That’s a significant savings being a food stamp recipient on top of the money you get from the government for food in the first site. Every little bit of savings helps, especially when I’m shopping at the medical cannabis dispensaries in our state. Some have good deals from time to time, however others have high prices on ordinary cannabis products.