June 9, 2015

2734-10sm Hi everybody. Welcome to my blog where I talk about the present. You know, I mentioned this before, but every morning I wake up, the first thing I do is say "Good morning" to my little one, even though my little one's not here. I miss my little one. I think about what the lesson of the day would be. And the lesson of the day is, "Nothing worthwhile is easy." You have to work hard. For example, when you have traumatic brain injury, you really have to work hard if you want to get better. Just the other day I was using a device called the Up n Go. I told you before, but it helps you stand up and walk. Man, it's tough. I was exhausted after walking just 200 feet. But hey, it's a start. Once again, I was blown away by my perspective, looking at the world from six feet. Pretty cool to be up there again. Remember, I've been in my wheelchair for the last five years.

The other thing I wake up to is: OK, what's in store for the day? When you have a traumatic brain injury, you never know what's in store for you. You don't think about the future. You don't think about the past. You just think about the here and now. For example, I woke up this morning and my legs were really numb. You know, like when you fall asleep on your leg. It made getting out of bed rather interesting. So, you never know what you're gonna get.

I got an email from a friend of mine. He said something I thought was pretty cool. He was on Bondi beach and he overheard a surf life saver say something. The surf life saver looked out over the ocean and saw a lot of surfers. He pointed at the surfers and he said, "Do you know who the best surfer out there is?" and then he paused and he said, "The one having the most fun." I guess you could apply that to anything.

Have a good week. Love, B. Nice

P.S. I bought this boat. Do you think it's a bit much? (Just kidding:)

Here's the link to my blog about the past.