A good friend of mine called today. He is the father of a survivor, too. We discussed how life has changed for our children and for us. Our conversation was timely as I have been writing a presentation for a Brain Injury convention this weekend. The session I am co-presenting is for caregivers and family members.
The day to day clinical, emotional and physical needs of our loved ones can be life altering; but, the reality of how those needs change every aspect of the lives of each family member and friend of the survivor is also affected.
– The act, process, or result of altering or modifying
– The replacing of one thing for another; substitution
– A transformation or transition from one state, condition, or phase to another
– Something different
Most times, change happens without notice. Its abrupt, can be disturbing and yet, other times it’s welcome, joyous and exciting. Perspective and attitude plays a large part in how we choose to define Change.
Today’s inspirational message reminded me;
Not all change is bad. Good can come from bad creating something even greater. Change my thinking and perspective will follow, xoxo
Foggy morning – November 5, 2014
You’ve walked the route a hundred times before, and yet one early morning it is radically different. There is a thick fog in the air, and suddenly the world is not the same.
Though the trees, the buildings, the lights and the roads are where they have always been, on a foggy morning you experience them in a new way. Simply because there’s an excess of moisture in the air, you cannot help but see the world differently.
The fog changes your perspective. And because of that change in perspective, life can feel more frightening, or adventurous, mysterious, or invigorating.
The objective reality of life is important. But what matters more to you is your perspective, because your perspective determines the way you experience reality.
Although there are limits to the ways you can change reality, there are no limits on how you can change your perspective. Your response to any situation can be improved by choosing a motivating, empowering perspective.
Success comes not from what you get, but from what you think about it and do with it. Raise your perspective to the most positive one you can imagine, and your life will reflect that choice — Ralph Marston