Having hope or believing we can have a part in the process can be very difficult for individuals living with the impact of a brain injury Through my recovery process I discovered that my definition and expectations of hope were clouded by ability to experience hope. My concept of hope held me hostage when things did not change. Hostage to the belief that hope was for naught. But I am glad that I discovered that hope is not limited by my definition or expectations. I am glad that I discovered that I could both have a part in creating hope in my life. I am glad that I discover that by creating hope in my life I could learn to thrive, not merely survive.
I am glad that I discovered that by creating hope in my life I could learn to thrive and not merely survive. Not merely survive as an individual living after brain injury.
Through my experience I discovered some thing that helped me tremendously. Hope is not some thing that tethers me to some thing that may happen in the future. Hope, instead is something to experience in the present. What I discovered helped me to realize that hope, like faith; becomes evident by taking action. By taking action, I discovered; I can experience hope in the now. I don’t have to wait for hope. Instead, I can create and have an active part in the process of hope. Articles in this category are written and shared to encourage, motivate, empower and engage, you and I; in the process of creating hope.
Below is a list of articles that contain information that helped me to realize that I could both have and create hope in my life. Scroll down the list of article titles. Click on the title and the article will open for you on Second Chance to Live.