1. Work or operate in a proper or particular way.
2. Fulfill the purpose or task of (a specified thing).
The first definition seems to apply more to a refrigerator or washing machine :) And the second begs the question what is the specified thing. It doesn't really leave room for the classifications of "high" or "low". Rather it implies (for people) that each of us has a different purpose. Now that is more like it.
Tiffany, whose blog I stalk because I love her open, honest perspective writes about not judging a book by its "functioning" label.
Meriah writes about "suffering" from the perspective of a mom who has "walked a mile" in disabled shoes.
Amy must really live inside my head because she has taken all my thoughts and bits of conversation on this subject and put them eloquently down on
Megan, my very dear friend talks about her sister and her desire to bring home her own precious gift.
Every single human being has gifts...what are yours? I think Reagan's are being cute and making people love her. :)