I have discovered that I am a gift to my world just because of who I am not because of what I do. I have discovered that being is more important than doing. I have discovered that I can live my destiny in the NOW. I have discovered that I do not have to wait to be happy or content. I have discovered that I can seize the moment — and I do not have to do that perfectly. I have discovered that I was created to be a human being, not a human doing. I have discovered that I do not have to go along to get along. I have discovered that I do not have to make sure you are OK, before I can be OK with myself. I have discovered how to be responsible to, but not for other people. I have discovered that what I think about myself is more important than… I have discovered that I can be at peace with myself and that I can truly trust the process, a loving God and myself.
I have discovered that I am not my traumatic brain injury, my disability, deficits or limitations. I have discovered that I can learn how to use my gifts, talents and abilities in ways that work for me. I have found people who want what I have to give…because they too understand what it is like to live as a brain injury survivor.
Get involved! Find a support group in the area where you live or participate in an online support group and make it a priority to attend meetings. You no longer need to be in isolation. As I have heard it said over the years, just suit up and show up and you will see miracles happen
And please remember that life is a journey, not a destination. Our process will reveal what we need to know when we are ready. By being involved in support group you will have the opportunity to gain experience, strength and hope. With time, you will gain clarity — so be gentle with yourself.
You will find that your traumatic brain injury and your disability has become your ability. You will move beyond believing that you are your limitations and deficits. You will find your answers; you will gain hope. You will begin to notice silver linings amidst what you now see as dark clouds.
And if you have a hard time believing, believe because I believe.
Be encouraged — my friend — because I hear the sound of abundance for your life. You are making wonderful progress, so don’t give up on your process, a loving God, or on yourself. Although you may not understand how your circumstances are going to be used for your good, they will be my friend.
With time, clarity will come and you will behold what has been being worked out in and through your life. Take comfort in this reality my friend. Your brightest days are yet to be revealed. Be encouraged my friend because you have a future and a hope.
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