I also discovered that when I stop comparing my set of circumstances to those of my companions I am free to pursue hope. Hope in turn allows me to recognize that –although I am a brain injury survivor with deficits and limitations — I do not have to be limited by my deficits and limitations.
Hope then encourages me to recognize and consider the possibilities.
Through recognizing and considering the possibilities I am free to pursue my passion — though my gifts, talents and abilities — in ways that work for me. Consequently, I no longer have or need to compare myself to my companions — because I am free to create and to be fully me.
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
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