The Biggest Decision Of Your Life

There are big decisions, and there are little decisions that I must make today, but the more I think about it, the biggest decision I need to make today is to be happy. As time goes by and life moves forward, my happiness is the only thing that matters today. 

I could look back and continue to dwell on my past and focus on all of the things that I did wrong; I could continue to regret the people I hurt and the things that I did not do, but I only have today, and today I am choosing to be happy. 

My life has never been perfect, and I have never been perfect either, but I know no such thing as perfection in life, only flaws in this messy, beautiful life. I choose to embrace these beautiful flaws in myself and my life and be happy because I only have today; what happened yesterday is gone, and what might happen tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. 

New doors are opening for me, and I will enter them with open arms, choosing to be happy, hopeful, and grateful from this moment forward. 

Each new day is a chance for you to start fresh and embrace what’s new and good for you. Allow yourself today to let go of your past and put aside your regrets. You have this brand new day to thrive and move forward, and most of all, to be happy for all that it is. 

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Danny

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Move Forward On Monday

Giving up used to come very easy for me; I would start something, make a mistake, or fail at it, and I would give up. After my failed Temporal lobectomy in 2013 and realizing that I would be living with Epilepsy for the rest of my life, I chose not to give up any longer. I wanted to make every effort to live my best, and to do my best, and to embrace each new moment as if it were a fresh start; this is why I love Mondays so much. 

Mondays are a fresh new start to a brand new week; they allow us to put aside what happened yesterday and open ourselves to what will be today. You can prepare yourself for a new challenge, and if you are still dealing with a current challenge, Monday’s are an opportunity to face that current challenge with a fresh new perspective. 

Every Monday, whether I feel good or bad, I focus on feeling good regardless, and I ready myself for the new week ahead. I don’t dwell on my past, and I don’t fight what I may currently be going through; I embrace my mess and move forward. 

Have a great week, continue to embrace your beautiful mess, and never give up! 

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It’s Okay Not To Be OK

Some days the words just don’t come out, and that’s okay. It is usually on those days when I have had multiple seizures, but it is also on those days when I feel too drained by the ups and downs of life to express how I think in words; this is when I pick up my pen and write. I write about not necessarily my worries, fears, or anxieties, but I write about my blessings. I write about all the things that life has provided me with and continues to offer me. 

I look up instead of looking down and focus on how good my life really is. I know that life is not going to be easy, and I have a choice to either make it harder on myself or make it easier by not choosing to dwell on the negative circumstances put in my way. By choosing not to overthink my circumstances and accept them, I am allowing myself to live a happier, more grateful life.

We all have the ability to do this; we have to allow ourselves to focus on what’s right in our lives. Your life will not be perfect, and there will be days that you just want to stay silent, and that’s okay; but allow yourself to realize your blessings, allow yourself the time to rest, and bring yourself peace. Focus on healing and getting your body and mind back in order.

Stay strong, remain positive, and continue to embrace your beautiful, messy life. 

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A Glass Half Full

I am an optimist; I have spent too much of my life being a pessimist. I looked at the glass half empty instead of half full, and I focused on the bad instead of the good, and I thought that my life was worse than anyone else when in reality, many others have it so much worse. 

As I began to look at my life and realize just how good it really is compared to others around me, I started to open up to the good around me. Yes, my life isn’t perfect; yes, I have three neurological disorders that include epilepsy, which gets in my way from time to time; but things could always be worse, and I could still choose to think differently about it all, but I don’t. Life’s too short to take anything for granted. 

I let myself suffer for too long, which only led to deep heartache, sadness, and almost death. When I approached that final moment, and I was ready to end my life, I didn’t realize who else I would be hurting; I didn’t think of anyone else but myself. Looking back on that day, I am thankful that I didn’t follow through on what I had planned for myself because life had more important things set in place for me. 

I am an optimist, and I don’t take my life for granted. I choose to be grateful each day, and I don’t complain about the things that I cannot change. I focus on the good in my life, and I embrace my mess. I understand that life is not perfect, and neither am I. I have my days when I feel angry, and when I feel sad and downright miserable along with every other emotion, I don’t hold onto them. I let myself feel them now, sit with them, and let them go. 

Life is too short to spend it being angry, sad, miserable, and frustrated at the world all the time. It is time to feel good, and I will. Will you too?

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I Am A Thriver

I Am A Thriver; I am opening myself up to the gratitude of the day; I cannot control the madness that is going on around me, but I am grateful for being able to choose how to respond to them. Each day that I am alive is a new day to thrive and survive, some things may be out of my control, but I am in control of how I choose to respond to them and move forward. 

I may have Epilepsy, but Epilepsy doesn’t have me, I am a thriver, and I choose to live each day in the light of gratitude, hope, faith, and love. I will not let Epilepsy stop me from enjoying each day to it’s fullest and embracing the good in each day, and while even though life might throw me a curveball every so often; I will duck and keep on walking. 

As you move forward today, open yourself up to gratitude, embrace your beautiful mess, and continue to thrive. 

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New Year, New Intentions

It’s January 1st, 2021, and I have never been so ready to move forward into a new year than this one.

I intend to love more; not just others, but most importantly myself. By choosing to love myself more deeply each day will allow me to open myself up to loving others, and sharing in their joy and happiness more freely.

I intend to heal more; life is sometimes unkind and can cause things that are out of my control to happen. I choose to step back and breathe and focus on myself when I need to and allow my body, mind, and soul to heal.

I intend to inspire; I will move forward into this new year and encourage more people with my story. Inspiring others is a fantastic feeling, and I cannot wait to do more of it.

Finally, I intend to continue to stay grateful for my beautiful, messy life; I only have one life to live, and while it may not be perfect, this life is mine, and I am grateful. My body might ache, and my brain might be a little broken, but all in all, this life of mine is amazing, and I am thankful.

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The Promises We Keep

It’s a brand new day and a brand new week; three more days until the end of the new year, and despite all that has happened throughout these past ten months, I am thankful!

I am thankful for life; even though it may seem challenging, I know that I am tougher, and I continue to move forward. Know how tough you are.

I am grateful for love, love is a fantastic feeling, and it continues to push me forward; open yourself up to it.

I choose love over hate, trust over fear, and happiness over sadness. My life is not perfect, but I know that nothing in life is, and I promise to live each day to the fullest. 

I promise today to be strong when I am weak and let my strength push me towards a new tomorrow. I promise to focus on positive feelings because I know that positive emotions are always better than negative ones. I promise to continue to believe that life will be better than today because nothing in this life is permanent. 

As we go into these last three days, I want to thank all of you for following me and for inspiring me with your writing; I appreciate you all. And as you go into your last three days, what promises will you make to yourself so that you can create the future that you want for yourself? 

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Merry Christmas to all of you that celebrate! May this day be full of love, happiness and joy for everyone. The Holidays can be filled with stress; don’t allow the stress of the past, stress of the present, and stress of the future to turn into something even bigger for you. Accept it, acknowledge it, and let it go. It is allowing yourself to feel joy. Keep on keeping on everyone, and have a Merry Christmas. ✌🎄

A Fresh Start

It’s a brand new day, and a brand new week, and a fresh new season; A time to start over and begin again and prepare for the new year ahead.

For me, the winter solstice means a time of renewal and a time for me to look back on the past years’ triumphs and tribulations. I take inventory on what worked, what didn’t, what I would like to improve on. I also write down my vision for the new year ahead and focus on what I want to happen in my life.

I peel back the year layer by layer, and focus on the positive rather than the negative, and continue to be grateful for each step.

Living with Epilepsy, I find it difficult to start over, as my mind is constantly trying to bring me back to the past. I have a seizure, or two, or three, and I find myself right back to the beginning. Does anyone else experience this feeling? The winter solstice allows me to open up to what’s new and give me some sense of what’s ahead instead of feeling behind. I am ready for what’s ahead, are you?

I open myself up to the new possibilities

I continue to embrace all that life has in store for me.

I am choosing to be thankful today, and always.

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I AM RESILIANT

I had a seizure Wednesday; I thought that I was doing good with taking my medication, getting enough sleep, turning my brain off at a reasonable time, but I guess I was wrong. I realize that life can get in the way sometimes, and we will fall back, but that is not a reason to stop. Life will continuously try to get in the way every chance it gets, but why will I allow it to stop me. I have learned over the years that I am only as strong as I see myself to be, and today I see myself being as strong as ever. 

When I wake up the morning after having a seizure, I know that I have two options; I could let the seizure control how I act throughout the day, or I could accept that I had a seizure and move forward, continuing to be grateful anyway. I may not feel great physically or even mentally; my muscles and joints might feel stiff, and I might have a headache, but I know that by changing my mindset, things will seem a bit easier to handle. 

A healthy mindset is critical when moving through a neurological illness. If we are constantly dwelling on the dis-ease, then we will always feel that we are less capable of getting through it. We will think that the dis-ease is bigger than we are, and we are not capable of moving through it. I know that some days this is hard; a seizure, or two, or three might try to make us feel like we are weak; I know for me it does, but I know deep down inside that I am not weak, even if my body and brain might feel as though. 

I AM STRONG

I AM RESILIENT 

I AM CAPABLE of living a HAPPY life.

Know that you are strong, and you are capable and that you are resilient too. Keep believing that you will get through this, and you will.

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Danny

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