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Dear friends, I hope you are all doing great and that you are having a wonderful week. A few months back I met a fellow Veteran online and the first email he sent me was a one liner. It was the question: Do you see yourself as a VICTIM? Needless to say, many thoughts rushed through my head. Among the thoughts was: "Who the hell this guy thinks he is?". It only took me a few minutes to reflect on the question. Today I thank him for that question. He really made me think and see my inner self.
Do I see myself as a victim? The answer is NO. Life is not easy and many time the card we are dealt is not the card we want for our next play. It is my philosophy that regardless of the hand life plays me I am going to make the best game possible. Victim for me is a moment in time. A moment that comes and goes, or better to say it is a moment that comes and we have to let it go. Life is about decisions. For me is: either I choose to move forward and get the best out of my condition or I stand still and let the condition get all out of me. I choose to move forward. I cannot rewrite my past, but for sure I can write my future. I was successful before the injury and I will be successful after the injury.
As a Soldier I learned to stand up and fight for what's just and for others. I am going to do what the Soldier in me learned. I am going to help as many people as I can. I always tried to be the best example for those under me, and today I am going to be an example for many more. Is TBI the end? Hell no. At least not for me. This is a new beginning. This is my second chance. This is the new me.
Today I encourage you to see your present situation as your chance. This is the chance, this is the moment, this is your time to write your story. A story of how many lives were changed because of you. This is your story, you are the star.
Ask yourself this question: Am I a VICTIM? What am I going to do about it?
God Bless you all!!!
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