Greetings and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am so happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Please do remember that you are always welcome around my table. I have been thinking about an email that I received recently. The email made reference to having to live with the ongoing aftermath of the car accident that occurred some 42 years ago — my head / traumatic brain injury.
When I read the email I realized how far I have come because of my recovery process. I no longer saw myself a victim of fate.
When I read the email my reality became apparent. Acceptance had become a way of life. What I once saw as a hindrance to my life and my relationships I now see as the keys to a door. As I unlocked and opened the door my perspective changes forever. With my change of perspective I began to realize that I had been given the gift of empowerment and that my gift had set me apart. I began to realize that I my experience had equipped me to fulfill a unique roll.
Once I unlocked and opened the door my life’s perspective took on a whole new meaning.
In essence, discovered that I had been given a wonderful opportunity to use what had been given to me through my unique experience. My gift — being a head / traumatic brain injury survivor had opened a door so that I could be an emissary of grace and hope. My gift had given me a unique experience and the ability to encourage, motivate and empower. My gift had set me apart . My head / brain injury had given me the ability to be a light. I had been given an opportunity.
And now for Part 2.
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