Move Forward On Monday

Giving up used to come very easy for me; I would start something, make a mistake, or fail at it, and I would give up. After my failed Temporal lobectomy in 2013 and realizing that I would be living with Epilepsy for the rest of my life, I chose not to give up any longer. I wanted to make every effort to live my best, and to do my best, and to embrace each new moment as if it were a fresh start; this is why I love Mondays so much. 

Mondays are a fresh new start to a brand new week; they allow us to put aside what happened yesterday and open ourselves to what will be today. You can prepare yourself for a new challenge, and if you are still dealing with a current challenge, Monday’s are an opportunity to face that current challenge with a fresh new perspective. 

Every Monday, whether I feel good or bad, I focus on feeling good regardless, and I ready myself for the new week ahead. I don’t dwell on my past, and I don’t fight what I may currently be going through; I embrace my mess and move forward. 

Have a great week, continue to embrace your beautiful mess, and never give up! 

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Danny

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It’s Okay Not To Be OK

Some days the words just don’t come out, and that’s okay. It is usually on those days when I have had multiple seizures, but it is also on those days when I feel too drained by the ups and downs of life to express how I think in words; this is when I pick up my pen and write. I write about not necessarily my worries, fears, or anxieties, but I write about my blessings. I write about all the things that life has provided me with and continues to offer me. 

I look up instead of looking down and focus on how good my life really is. I know that life is not going to be easy, and I have a choice to either make it harder on myself or make it easier by not choosing to dwell on the negative circumstances put in my way. By choosing not to overthink my circumstances and accept them, I am allowing myself to live a happier, more grateful life.

We all have the ability to do this; we have to allow ourselves to focus on what’s right in our lives. Your life will not be perfect, and there will be days that you just want to stay silent, and that’s okay; but allow yourself to realize your blessings, allow yourself the time to rest, and bring yourself peace. Focus on healing and getting your body and mind back in order.

Stay strong, remain positive, and continue to embrace your beautiful, messy life. 

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Danny

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A Glass Half Full

I am an optimist; I have spent too much of my life being a pessimist. I looked at the glass half empty instead of half full, and I focused on the bad instead of the good, and I thought that my life was worse than anyone else when in reality, many others have it so much worse. 

As I began to look at my life and realize just how good it really is compared to others around me, I started to open up to the good around me. Yes, my life isn’t perfect; yes, I have three neurological disorders that include epilepsy, which gets in my way from time to time; but things could always be worse, and I could still choose to think differently about it all, but I don’t. Life’s too short to take anything for granted. 

I let myself suffer for too long, which only led to deep heartache, sadness, and almost death. When I approached that final moment, and I was ready to end my life, I didn’t realize who else I would be hurting; I didn’t think of anyone else but myself. Looking back on that day, I am thankful that I didn’t follow through on what I had planned for myself because life had more important things set in place for me. 

I am an optimist, and I don’t take my life for granted. I choose to be grateful each day, and I don’t complain about the things that I cannot change. I focus on the good in my life, and I embrace my mess. I understand that life is not perfect, and neither am I. I have my days when I feel angry, and when I feel sad and downright miserable along with every other emotion, I don’t hold onto them. I let myself feel them now, sit with them, and let them go. 

Life is too short to spend it being angry, sad, miserable, and frustrated at the world all the time. It is time to feel good, and I will. Will you too?

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Danny

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I Am A Thriver

I Am A Thriver; I am opening myself up to the gratitude of the day; I cannot control the madness that is going on around me, but I am grateful for being able to choose how to respond to them. Each day that I am alive is a new day to thrive and survive, some things may be out of my control, but I am in control of how I choose to respond to them and move forward. 

I may have Epilepsy, but Epilepsy doesn’t have me, I am a thriver, and I choose to live each day in the light of gratitude, hope, faith, and love. I will not let Epilepsy stop me from enjoying each day to it’s fullest and embracing the good in each day, and while even though life might throw me a curveball every so often; I will duck and keep on walking. 

As you move forward today, open yourself up to gratitude, embrace your beautiful mess, and continue to thrive. 

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Danny

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New Year, New Intentions

It’s January 1st, 2021, and I have never been so ready to move forward into a new year than this one.

I intend to love more; not just others, but most importantly myself. By choosing to love myself more deeply each day will allow me to open myself up to loving others, and sharing in their joy and happiness more freely.

I intend to heal more; life is sometimes unkind and can cause things that are out of my control to happen. I choose to step back and breathe and focus on myself when I need to and allow my body, mind, and soul to heal.

I intend to inspire; I will move forward into this new year and encourage more people with my story. Inspiring others is a fantastic feeling, and I cannot wait to do more of it.

Finally, I intend to continue to stay grateful for my beautiful, messy life; I only have one life to live, and while it may not be perfect, this life is mine, and I am grateful. My body might ache, and my brain might be a little broken, but all in all, this life of mine is amazing, and I am thankful.

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The Promises We Keep

It’s a brand new day and a brand new week; three more days until the end of the new year, and despite all that has happened throughout these past ten months, I am thankful!

I am thankful for life; even though it may seem challenging, I know that I am tougher, and I continue to move forward. Know how tough you are.

I am grateful for love, love is a fantastic feeling, and it continues to push me forward; open yourself up to it.

I choose love over hate, trust over fear, and happiness over sadness. My life is not perfect, but I know that nothing in life is, and I promise to live each day to the fullest. 

I promise today to be strong when I am weak and let my strength push me towards a new tomorrow. I promise to focus on positive feelings because I know that positive emotions are always better than negative ones. I promise to continue to believe that life will be better than today because nothing in this life is permanent. 

As we go into these last three days, I want to thank all of you for following me and for inspiring me with your writing; I appreciate you all. And as you go into your last three days, what promises will you make to yourself so that you can create the future that you want for yourself? 

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Danny

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Don’t take this life for granted.

I have contemplated the thought of suicide quite a bit throughout my life, and I have tried to end it on numerous accounts, with my last attempt being in September of 2012. Over these past seven years, I have realized that no matter how difficult this life might get, suicide is not the answer. 

Life is more beautiful than death, and I am grateful for this life, regardless of how much it seems to get me down sometimes. I am thankful for the tough times; they have made me stronger, and I am grateful for the strength that I have to get through those tough times. 

AND I WON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED

Each new day I am alive is a gift, and I promise myself today not to take this gift for granted. I woke up this morning, and I have air in my lungs, and I have two eyes to see and two ears that allow me to hear. I will choose today to allow myself to be grateful and promise myself not to take this day for granted. 

My brain and my body sometimes do not cooperate; I might have a seizure that causes me to stiffen up, but I will not take it for granted. My brain still works, and my body even moves, and I am thankful. 

Life is a mess, but it is beautiful; embrace it. When you wake up at 5 AM, and your body aches, and you wipe the sleepers out of your eyes, and you feel the air in your lungs; before you complain about your aching back, how tired you are, or that it’s too early. Be Thankful that you have aches and pains and air in your lungs. 

The more we promise ourselves to be thankful for the little things in our lives, the more those little things become big things, and the more we allow those things to create a better feeling inside our hearts and minds. 

Be thankful, choose hope, and promise yourself every day to embrace life.

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Choose To Be Awesome

Have you ever just woken up and said to yourself, “This day is going to be AMAZING!” to only run into one problem after another problem, after another, and realize that your AWESOME day turned out to be not so AWESOME at all, Me too. 

I wake up in the morning, and I feel fantastic thinking that I will have an amazing day, and there are those days that I do. But then there are those days that I wake up, and I may have had a seizure through the night, and I feel a bit groggy and stiff in the morning. I open my eyes, and even though I might not want to embrace the day and make it amazing, I do anyway. 

Today, and everyday.

I get out of bed, stretch my arms up high, and begin to move my body. I take a deep breath in and a deep breath out, and I say thank you for the new day that I have before me. I exercise, shower, plan my day out and make an effort to have the most AMAZING day possible.

As the day progresses, I might have another seizure, or I might not, and if I do, I will still choose to make my day as awesome as possible. I will stay thankful for the day and embrace the beautiful mess that life has given me.

When you find yourself waking up expecting to have an AMAZING day, but then life rears its head and pulls a fast one on you, don’t let it stop you from having an awesome day. Please open your eyes, and realize that you have been given this day to make it only as AMAZING as you have the power to make it. Choose to make it as Awesome as possible by embracing your beautiful mess and being grateful for all of it. 

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I’M GOING TO MAKE IT.

I am feeling good today, yesterday was not so good, but today is better. I will continue to stay encouraged through this beautiful mess and not get discouraged. 

I took a break from much of anything yesterday, mostly because I couldn’t think through the pain that I was experiencing. I had a kidney stone working its way through me, and I was too tired and also in pain to do anything.

I choose to feel encouraged

But I am not complaining. Today is a new day, and while although yesterday I couldn’t do much, I am not going to get discouraged. I am going to continue to move forward and appreciate how far I’ve come. I feel a bit better today, not perfect, but better, and I will continue to embrace my challenges and choose to allow them to make me into a stronger person.

As you move forward through today and the rest of this week, don’t get discouraged by a setback. Stay encouraged, and continue to move forward. If you feel that you can’t do something, step back for a minute, and allow yourself a moment to breathe and realize that life is never perfect, and nothing in life is ever permanent either.  

Continue to stay grateful, and if you encounter a setback through this week, remember that a setback is a set up for a comeback, and when you feel yourself falling back, pick yourself up and fall forward. Keep on keeping on.

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