I PROMISE TO BELIEVE

On Monday, I found out that I needed to have brain surgery done; I haven’t been feeling quite right for some time, so I finally decided to go to my neurosurgeon to get everything checked out. I have known my surgeon for practically my entire life, so I wasn’t nervous when discussing what he needed to do; I didn’t expect him to tell me that the issues have been like they were for so long. As we talked more about the procedure, though, which will be a shunt revision, I did start to get a little apprehensive. Thoughts ran through my head about all of the what if’s of having the surgery, and I began to panic.  

My stomach tightened up, my palms got sweaty, and I began to think about all of the possible things that could go wrong. All of this ordinary, but none of it necessary. When I left his office, I began to breathe again, and as I walked, I started to think a little clearer about what the doctor needs to do. I called my parents and girlfriend and explained what needed to be done, and even more, my fear began to disappear. I began to believe that even though this is a not-so-good day, something good will happen for me by moving forward with this surgery. 

As the week progressed, I continued to believe that something good will happen, and despite feeling not my best throughout this week, I am hopeful that getting this surgery will make me feel better. 

I promise myself to believe that even though life will throw me not-so-good days life, there will always be good days to follow, and I will embrace them. 

Make yourself a promise today to believe that a good day is always around the corner waiting for you, so even when you have a not-so-good day, you will have the hope to continue to move forward.

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Danny

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The Voice inside us all.

A poem about our inner voice and how it can heal.

For the longest time, I allowed myself to listen to the negative,  unloving, deceitful voice inside myself; each day, I would awake, and I would move forward with my day,  but in my mind, I was still be held back.  I didn’t see the beauty in my life and the uniqueness in myself; I only saw the darkness surrounding me and the roadblocks up ahead.

When I chose to see my life positively and listen to my positive inner voice,  my life and my perception of it began to change.  I saw things in a new light,  and the roadblocks were now wide open roads for me to travel on and move forward freely with my life.

The voice you choose to listen to can save your life; the voice you choose can change your life.
The voices you choose can cause you harm, make you feel sad, or give you new hope, even during those times when you feel at the end of your rope.
The words you speak to yourself will cause you to feel down or will allow you to keep your chin up when life feels unsound. These words can sting, or they can sing, but most importantly, they can heal.
So, If you continue to look up, even when you’re down, your life will start to turn right around. It may not happen fast, it may take some time, but the voices you choose will make you begin to feel just fine.
Each new day will bring something different, so allow yourself to speak, feel and let go, allowing you the room you need to listen to the voices that will help you grow.
Life can be either messy or sublime, but when you choose to talk to yourself with the right voices, life will seem less complicated, and in the end, reassure you that life is not terrible all the time.

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Danny

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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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Danny

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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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My broken brain and Gratitude

As this new week opens up, I am thankful. It is four days before Thanksgiving, and I want to remind myself that while my life is not perfect and I don’t have everything I want out of it; yet, I am thankful for what I do have.

I have a brain that might act up sometimes and tends to misbehave when I least expect it to, but at least I have a working, operating, thinking mind. It allows me to complete simple tasks, and it enables me to complete large ones, too, even though those tasks might take a little longer to complete than others. It is a brain that is complex and hard to figure out, and as each new day passes and the more complicated it gets, the more I begin to realize that I must start to appreciate the three-pound mass inside of my skull.

I am not in the best living situation right now, I may be alone, but I am not lonely. Sometimes when I feel lonely, I remind myself that I am not alone and that I have people in my life who are there to help.

I have connections near and far, and it is those connections that keep me grounded and keep me pushing forward. I am thankful for each person I meet, and I am grateful that they continue to be in my life.

I will continue to be thankful for this new day and this new week. It is gratitude that keeps me moving.

THANKFUL,

GRATEFUL, BLESSED

As you approach this week, be thankful for the little blessings in front of you and be grateful for those small victories too. It is those small victories throughout our week that add up to the big things and make things feel good.

Don’t take this life for granted, and be thankful for it all. Keep on keeping on.

I AM THANFUL FOR MY BRAIN

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