BLOG 255— Brain Injury?
With my words, I hope to illuminate your life.
I WANT TO INSPIRE YOU TO LIVE DIFFERENTLY OR BETTER!
*** The joy I am experiencing in life is a marvelous thing!
*** Hit by two trucks—one involving a 37-day coma—I remain happy.
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TOPIC FOR THIS WEEK — You will recover!
Many who read my blog each week have dealt with brain injury and are dealing with the massive change that this condition brings. This current blog is for you to help motivate you toward advancement. But we are constantly dealing with change–with or without a brain injury–I hope these words help.
I’ve often heard it called “Head Injury.”
To me, it is a “Brain Injury.”
>>A head injury could be having bad eyesight.
>>Or a pimple.
>>Or a cat scratching your cheek.
>>Or even a bad haircut.
A brain injury is damage to the brain.
The words below were taken from my book series, “Beyond Your Potential.” These books provide direct guidance to help improve your state of mind and body, relationships, and understanding of others to achieve the success and quality of life you desire and deserve.
It is my belief, through experience, that every person on Earth is capable of attaining great heights of happiness and fulfillment, even if they have experienced loss and trauma and have faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles. I am living proof of that.
I challenge you to thoroughly scrutinize your life to clearly analyze where you can improve and monitor your progress toward your goals. The larger message I bring to you is how to make my experience meaningful in your own life—how you can set and achieve significant goals for yourself to reach a higher level.
IN THESE BOOKS, I WANT TO HELP YOU MOVE UP THAT
LADDER OF YOUR LIFE, HIGHER AND HIGHER
Motivation does not last, but neither does eating a meal. Just as we need regular sustenance for our bodies, our minds also require regular positive nourishment to keep moving forward.
Motivation takes perseverance, and when we begin to achieve steps toward our goals, our motivation increases. These books provide support and inspiration through my story, experience, and suggestions that can begin that spark of inspiration that can turn into motivation.
When you focus on motivating others, it, in turn, motivates you.
As writing this blog motivates me.
These books are not meant to be solely instructional manuals. I want you to combine my ideas and mix them with your strategies to formulate the best action plan for you. Reading these books is only the first step. You are the one who has to commit to your plan and see it through.
I URGE YOU TO START UPGRADING YOUR LIFE–IMMEDIATELY
Success means different things to different people. Anyone can be successful. Everyone wants to be. The problem is that some people think they can succeed without changing their habits, perspectives, and actions. The truth is success equals change, and those that are willing to make the necessary changes open themselves up to inϐinite possibilities.
As you might know, many people just do what is required to get by and pass through life while missing out on countless opportunities and possibilities daily. In this book series, you will learn to use your eyes and see those opportunities with the understanding that action equals success.
I HATE TO SEE LIVES WASTED
There will be many barriers along the way. Determination is a key to obtaining the success you desire. Determination does not always mean sticking it out until you accomplish what you want. It means giving your full and undivided attention to whatever you are trying to achieve at the time.
Great athletes, musicians, jugglers, and intelligent thinkers become dominant because they can focus and remain focused for extended periods.
A GOOD LIFE EXISTS WHERE YOU FOCUS
You have to be alert for any opportunities that may help in your endeavors and that may speed your progress. Utilize this information to take a different path to arrive at your destination sooner.
You must learn to adapt once you see the changes that will happen. Be diligent and look for even better ways of doing things because there are better ways to do virtually anything.
THIS IS WELL WORTH ANY WORK IT MIGHT TAKE
After my first accident, I learned that each year, over two million people on Earth suffer a brain injury. Modern medical practices have led to the saving of more people suffering from severe head trauma. You know how difficult life can be if you have lived through a brain change.
Statistics show that there is only a five percent mortality rate through brain injury. Of the ninety-ϐive percent who survive, many will have multiple and permanent physical, cognitive, or emotional impairments that may require intensive rehabilitation.
With all the wars going on, more and more military people are returning with brain injury. For them, life has changed; life is a challenge. Through this book, I want to show you that there is hope for your future.
One of my goals is to help other victims of traumatic brain injury, as well as their family and their friends. Those who are close to a brain trauma victim must accept the probability of physical or mental disability in the person for years, possibly for life.
This acceptance leads to a more constructive and supportive attitude toward the victim. All brain injuries are different, and with many other factors involved, you can never know what the future will hold for that person, but it does not have to be the end of the story. Through support and understanding, wonders can happen.
No life is without traumas. Eventually, we must all confront events that test our limits. The key is to use these changes positively toward our future. I never knew my accident would come, we all must deal with changes in our life.
YES, IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!
We tend to see ourselves as invulnerable and can take life for granted. I never dreamed that I would be hit by a truck, let alone twice. And I never imagined I would spend a month of my life in jail. You never know what will happen at any moment of your life that can change it forever.
WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS, YOU CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING
By reading about my experience, you can absorb some ideas to get over your trepidations and get on with tasks in your life that may be difficult as you move forward toward the excellence that you possess.
You may come across many challenging responsibilities in your quest for excellence. No matter how strenuous these tasks may appear, I want to give you the confidence to face them and specific and practical methods to conquer them.
BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL RECOVER
In working through recovery from my accidents and changes, the ups and downs brought new awareness to my life. We can all enjoy the opportunities for pleasure and progress that are available, no matter what might happen.
YOU HAVE MORE POTENTIAL THAN YOU KNOW!
These books will show that buried in all of us are undreamed powers of healing and growth despite difficulty and crises.
DREAM OF YOUR PERFECT LIFE,
WORK OUT THE STEPS TO GET THERE AND START
One of the hardest things to deal with after a significant life change is the lost dreams and the loss of the potential we had before. Before the accident, I was a world-class juggler, and performing at Ballys Casino was my first significant step up the ladder of success. I was going to stardom as an entertainer—my first significant life change came.
I had to face that I would never juggle like that again. When a person goes through a consequential life change, their whole world of potential stops. Surprisingly, an entirely new life must be created to see the new world of potential that opens up before us.
I am now speaking and writing to help others with lessons I have learned from experience. Also, I developed and found success with a fresh salsa business in which the salsa has thousands of satisϐied customers. See summerssalsa.com
If you experienced a massive change through a brain injury, just know that you can and must still find joy in your life.
WHAT NEW STORIES ARE YOU READY TO WRITE?
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU!
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have a unique ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thoughts. They are so interesting, challenging, and essential on our path to joy, happiness, and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others. Inspirational quotes and ideas give us a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
I HOPE TO INSPIRE YOU WITH MY WORDS
WORDS HAVE POWER!
Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible, determines everything in your life, and it all derives from your quality of thinking.
WHEN YOU IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR THINKING,
YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE’S QUALITY—SOMETIMES INSTANTLY!
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control! You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking —and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve and get closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it! Motivational words, yes, are just words.
But they are positive words; they will keep you on track.
EVEN IF YOU START LATE, ARE UNCERTAIN,
OR ARE DIFFERENT –
YOU CAN STILL FIND SUCCESS!
Don’t forget that you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.
Positive and inspiring quotes are like beams of sunshine on a cloudy day. They inject optimism into our thoughts, brighten our mood, and help us focus on the good in life.
They remind us that even in the face of adversity, we can see the silver lining and embrace a positive attitude.
REMEMBER–VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT LIFE.
In a world filled with challenges and indecisiveness, the power of inspirational quotes cannot be exaggerated. These pearls of wisdom uniquely uplift our spirits, can spark positive change, and fuel our motivation often when we need it most.
READ OPTIMISTIC QUOTES
I HOPE THE FOLLOWING WORDS AID YOU >>
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do.
It comes from conquering the things you
once thought you couldn’t.”
– Kit Summers
“All we can do now is try to prevent secondary damage by relieving pressure on the brain caused by the initial injury. There is no reparative treatment for traumatic brain injury.”
– Charlie Cox
“In common with many who have a brain injury, I initially lost my confidence and felt very vulnerable, as if a protective layer of skin had been stripped away.”
– Maryam d’Abo
“I had post-traumatic amnesia, a five-second memory, that happens as a result of brain injury.”
– Richard Hammond
“Old soldiers never die; they just lose their grip on reality after traumatic brain injuries.”
– Douglas MacArthur
“As the mother of a grown son with a traumatic brain injury, I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of finding out how to repair even a small part of the damage that changed his life.”
– Judy Woodruff
“Most people, may not realize the tremendous value that therapy/companion/comfort animals have for the purposes of easing the suffering of those with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), particularly within the military.”
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
– Dale Carnegie
“If you’re going through hell, keep on going.”
– Winston Churchill
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
– Earl Nightingale
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
– Zig Ziglar
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we fall.”
COMPOSE A NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
It seems time is going faster all the time. Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Keep track for a few weeks; you will see your time differently.
1/13–Today, Beth came running into the house and surprised me with her news–There were nine brand new bunnies under the bunny named Daisy Elizabeth Summers.
SHE WAS SHOCKED!
This bunny had been with a male bunny briefly; she didn’t know they had done anything–Surprise, Surprise. There is another bunny with babies to be born next week. Wow, and she had wanted to get out of the bunny business.
With the weather being so cold, down to freezing tonight, Beth decided to bring the mother and all the little bunnies inside where it is warmer. Beth’s love and caring for her bunnies is good to see.
1/14–Awakening early, as usual; we currently have many creatures who live here. The birds all started up early chirping and making their noise. As you might know, rabbits make no noise, but I know they are there. As usual, Jemma sleeps late.
Looking out the front window, frost is covering everything. I want to work on the gardens, but it might be difficult with the cold streak passing through. I have a tray out front where I put food for the cats; only one cat was there early, and we have five cats.
This morning, Beth went out to check on the rabbits. She came rushing back in, saying that another rabbit had seven bunnies! Because of the cold weather snap, we had to bring this new family in to keep warm.
It was off to Costco to pick up supplies for the upcoming cold that is coming in. Of course, a stop by Best Buy/Geek Squad was accomplished. There were several things concerning my computer that they needed to look at.
1/15–Yikes, my mind awoke at about 1am, and I could not get back to sleep.
1/16–Beth is writing now, and I am hi-jacking the blog! Kit always asks me what we did all week, so I figured I needed to get some more credit here!
Being from up north originally, I have been able to handle the cold temps here in the south, until today. My word, it is cold outside! The one winter coat I brought from Pennsylvania in 2005, was jammed into the back of the closet for emergencies.
I am prepared for everything. If you have a make-up emergency, come over. Seriously, everything. The coat is a little tight. Apparently, I was thinner 18 years ago. I’m glad I kept it. As much as I enjoy staying inside and reading in front of the fireplace, I am ready for next week’s warmer weather.
1/17– Occasionally, I go to my former client’s house to let the pest control guy in and check around for any other disturbances. I love being there because it holds such wonderful memories of caring for Mr. Butler. He passed away 2 years ago. His children visit this area a few times a year and stay in their father’s home, so I am the house caretaker, which I think sounds pretty cool, like something from an English movie, except I’d be a creepy old man with curvature of the spine who smokes a pipe. Once in awhile, I find a mouse in a trap, which is Kit’s job to take care of.
While driving in, two large deer ran across the driveway in front of us. On his property, Mr. Butler told me stories of black panthers, coyotes, and wild pigs around his home. While he was alive, a black bear was loose in the area. Mr. Butler and I (Beth) would sit on his porch and talk while he rocked in his chair. I really miss that the most. Elderly people hold the stories of the past. Pay attention.
We discovered news reporter Whitney Webb, on Glenn Beck’s Youtube show. She is fascinating! This young woman retains everything she learns about the government, Jeffrey Epstein, the elites, the financial crisis in our country, and all the other news happening in our world today. She has proof of her information. I strongly recommend you google her and listen to her podcast, read her books, or watch her interviews on YouTube. I’m going to let Kit comment on what we saw.
Watch this >>
It sounds like she got sick of the US and moved to Chile in South America.
1/18–Today, Kit went to UPS to return a set of fireplace andirons he had ordered because he thought ours were bent. Too funny!! All the times he has cleaned the fireplace and removed them, he didn’t notice they are curved to hold the wood. I found that amusing.
Camelia, the only rabbit I purposely bred to sell her “kits” produced 3 babies late this morning. Three. The ones I accidentally bred gave me 16. Go figure.
YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK >>
You know that old person down the street (or a couple, perhaps)?
Make or buy and bring them a meal this week.
Talk with them and find out how you can help more.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE — MAKE YOUR LEGACY HAPPEN!
DO SOMETHING NEW–DAILY,
THEN, KEEP DOING IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
NEXT BLOG >>
Hopefully, it will become warmer outside, and I can start doing work outside once again. I will let you know.
AND WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING FOR YOUR UPCOMING WEEK?