Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. In my last post, Second Chance to Live, Brain Injury Injury Associations and Brain Injury Awareness Month I spoke to the matter of Second Chance to Live not being any thing special — at least in the eyes of certain people. In the article, I went on to say that after I processed my feelings I realized that the director’s opinion was merely her opinion — not reality.
Over the weekend I have been talking and thinking about what makes you and I special. Let me share some of my thoughts with you. What makes you and I special is not what is outside of us, but what resides inside of us. Consequently, no one can minimize, marginalize or discount the reality of what makes you and I special — regardless of their position or stature. Consequently, what other people think of us no longer has to dictate what does or does not make us special.
With this in mind we can be free to pursue our passions — through our gifts, talents and abilities — in ways that work for us. We can set our course and keep moving. Although our passions may not meet the expectations of other people’s opinions you and I can stay committed to our vision and mission.
I like quotes as they are poignant reminders of what I know to be true. Quotes buttress my reality. The words in quotes some times are not as important as the meaning that exists behind the words. One such quote reminds me that I am best when I pursue who I am, when I pursue what makes me special.
Please read the conclusion in Part 2 for context. Thank you.
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