Welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friends. I am happy you decided to stop by and visit with me. I have been thinking about a reality. Today is the first day or the rest of my life. Consequently, get to choose how I use my time. With my awareness, I am reminded that although I am powerless over people, places and things I am not powerless over my attitude and how I choose to look at life. Therefore, my attitude and my perspective will determine the quality of my life.
Subsequently, I can choose to view my circumstances as an opportunity for my good and not for my harm. I can choose to accept my reality and grow where I am planted. I can choose to focus on what I have and grieve my loses. I have written a 7 part series Traumatic Brain Injury and the Grieving Process where I share from my experience with the grieving process. The principles outlined in this series can be applied to any one, regardless of what type of loss they have experienced in their lives.
Through being honest with myself and by grieving my loses I discovered that I was created to be an empowered being, not a victim.
As a result, I discovered that I can grow beyond my disappointment. I can grow where I am planted. I can honor who I am in this life. I can let go of my need to measure up — to defend my limitations and deficits — to anyone. I can honor who I am because of my invisible disability. I can embrace and applaud my reality, rather than being ashamed. I can let go of my need for validation from individuals who are simply incapable of validating my actuality. Please read my article, Do you dare…
Because I can let go of those individuals I am able to use my creative energy in ways that work for me. I can be the exact representation of who I am. I can let people believe what they want to believe. I can detach from people who minimize and marginalize my vision and my mission. I can practice the principle of live and let live. I can focus on the task at hand. I can be empowered through the process. I can give what I have to people who want what I have to give. I can pursue my destiny.
Through being honest with myself, grieving my losses and being myself I am learning to be Who I Am.
Please read my article, Who Am I. Thank you.
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