Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am so glad that you decided to stop by to visit with me. You are always welcome around my table. In my experience I have found that life can change in a matter of moments. The life that I once knew and cherished may be changed forever. Consequently, life itself may no longer make any sense to me.
The hopes, dreams, and aspirations that I had for my life may be dashed in the process. I may be broken, bruised and battered. I may have lost limbs or suffered permanent brain damage. I may have disabilities that appear to limit my abilities. I may be sad, angry and even bitter at life. Consequently, I may want to give up on my process, my passions and my dreams. But what of that my friend. I am not dead. I have the power to choose.
Through my process I have discovered an extremely valuable lesson. I am not my disabilities, my deficits or my limitations. Although my body may be broken and my brain damaged I do not have to give up on my process, my passions or my dreams.
Through my process I discovered that I do not have to give up on my passions or on my dreams. Instead, I can learn to channel my passions through my disabilities, deficits and limitations in ways to fulfill my dreams. In my process I have discovered that I can learn to use my disabilities, deficits and limitations in ways that work for me. I do not have to imitate anyone.
My disabilites, deficits and limitations are subsequently becoming my abilities because I am learning to use my passions to fulfill my dreams and my destiny.
Although you and I may have been born with a disability, or we may have acquired a disability through an accident, we are not trapped. Regardless, of how we came to be disabled or how those events may have changed our lives — as we knew those lives — you and I do not have to give up on our passions or on our dreams. We can learn to use our passions to fulfill our dreams through our disabilities, deficits and limitations. We can learn to harness the possibilities.
You and I can learn to channel our passions through our disabilities, deficits and limitations. In the process we can learn to live our dreams.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live that life that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau
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