“Every day is a perfect day because of my perception of life.”
October 4th, 2015, was the 35th anniversary of my accident. I was actually born again. Medically, I have tried to learn to live with half of a brain and one eye the second time around. I actually have come to learn that this is a type of advantage because I have made mistakes in my life before. Learning from those mistakes has given me important knowledge about life. Although I have only half of my brain now, a lot of my time is spent thinking. I use my brain now more than I ever did. So many of my thoughts are about myself, as I will never be independent again. I consciously try and want to include others in my life.
My accident was a blessing and not a curse. God actually saved me from myself. Many of my thoughts about myself have been self judgments and as I age, my reflections of myself have brought some thoughts of negativity. I shall not go into details but shall instead be thankful and grateful for future days of life, living and anxiously anticipate my future. Because of the accident, I have become much more dependent and have accepted this dependence as I age. As I was so young at the time of my accident (It was 35 years ago), the loss of my independence was a bitter pill to swallow. However, I now have a much more positive attitude and I eagerly and joyously embrace my life with the dawning of each new day.