Many new products are hitting the market on a regular basis and I would like to bring them back to your attention.
When your fingers or hands are hurting it is very hard and frustrating to button up. There are several dressing aids, like this little, helping hand. Another option is to wear clothing with Velcro fasteners. Since these are not always available, maybe someone who is accomplished with needle and thread can sew Velcro on your apparel.
I use an electric can opener in the kitchen and this little jar-pop to easily open new jars. It takes hardly any strength at all and is rather cheap too.
Other useful kitchen appliances may be food processors and mandolins for slicing. Long-handled tools with a gripping mechanism are called reachers and can be used to get to items which are stored high or low. Getting a better grip on utensils can be achieved with built-up handles and grips.
When driving, you may want to consider putting a steering wheel cover over the steering wheel. This will give you a better grip without taxing your finger joints. Some other tips are to use a wide key holder which makes turning on the ignition easier and a gas cap opener which can help when having to fill up.
These are just a few little helpers, but they make life so much easier and allow us being and staying more independent. Of course no one can do it all on their own and family and friends often would love to help out. That can not happen when we refuse to set our pride aside which does not only hurt them, but mostly ourselves.
We don't know best and can not do it all by ourselves. God loves to help and has made every provision for us to call upon Him. That can not happen when we refuse to set our pride aside; we not only will hurt others, but mostly ourselves. God is patient and will be waiting until we are ready to sacrifice our pride and trust Him.
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.