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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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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A Fresh Start

It’s a brand new day, and a brand new week, and a fresh new season; A time to start over and begin again and prepare for the new year ahead.

For me, the winter solstice means a time of renewal and a time for me to look back on the past years’ triumphs and tribulations. I take inventory on what worked, what didn’t, what I would like to improve on. I also write down my vision for the new year ahead and focus on what I want to happen in my life.

I peel back the year layer by layer, and focus on the positive rather than the negative, and continue to be grateful for each step.

Living with Epilepsy, I find it difficult to start over, as my mind is constantly trying to bring me back to the past. I have a seizure, or two, or three, and I find myself right back to the beginning. Does anyone else experience this feeling? The winter solstice allows me to open up to what’s new and give me some sense of what’s ahead instead of feeling behind. I am ready for what’s ahead, are you?

I open myself up to the new possibilities

I continue to embrace all that life has in store for me.

I am choosing to be thankful today, and always.

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I AM RESILIANT

I had a seizure Wednesday; I thought that I was doing good with taking my medication, getting enough sleep, turning my brain off at a reasonable time, but I guess I was wrong. I realize that life can get in the way sometimes, and we will fall back, but that is not a reason to stop. Life will continuously try to get in the way every chance it gets, but why will I allow it to stop me. I have learned over the years that I am only as strong as I see myself to be, and today I see myself being as strong as ever. 

When I wake up the morning after having a seizure, I know that I have two options; I could let the seizure control how I act throughout the day, or I could accept that I had a seizure and move forward, continuing to be grateful anyway. I may not feel great physically or even mentally; my muscles and joints might feel stiff, and I might have a headache, but I know that by changing my mindset, things will seem a bit easier to handle. 

A healthy mindset is critical when moving through a neurological illness. If we are constantly dwelling on the dis-ease, then we will always feel that we are less capable of getting through it. We will think that the dis-ease is bigger than we are, and we are not capable of moving through it. I know that some days this is hard; a seizure, or two, or three might try to make us feel like we are weak; I know for me it does, but I know deep down inside that I am not weak, even if my body and brain might feel as though. 

I AM STRONG

I AM RESILIENT 

I AM CAPABLE of living a HAPPY life.

Know that you are strong, and you are capable and that you are resilient too. Keep believing that you will get through this, and you will.

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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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Love the life you live

A poem about embracing your mess


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You’re alive today, isn’t it grand? You’re ALIVE today, give yourself a big hand. There were so many people who weren’t given a chance, to wake up with a smile on their face and say I have one more chance.

You’re ALIVE today, so allow yourself to smile, to feel the air in your lungs, to walk that extra mile.

Feel the wind on your face, listen to the birds chirping too, smell the sweet air around you touch the people you love; hold them near, use all your senses and be happy you are here.

You were given this chance, don’t take it for granted, embrace the beautiful mess that is yours, and be grateful for it all, there are so many people who didn’t wake up to fall. Falling is a part of life, we can’t get away without stumbling once or twice, but think of what a privilege it is to do so, isn’t it nice?

Choose to dance even if you can’t, feel the rhythm of life move you, and embrace the energy running right through you. There are so many out there that can’t walk and are wishing they could, so feel the rhythm, and be happy that you can move at all even if it’s tough for you.

Allow yourself to let go, and be who you are. Be silly, be stupid, be weird, and laugh at the mess that you’re, there are so many who weren’t given that chance today, consider yourself blessed, even if at times you may feel stressed.

Life can seem tough at times, but when you’re grateful you will see, that life is a privilege not given to everyone, and how beautiful it can be.

I believe in you. Believe in yourself too.


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When you believe in yourself there is nothing you can’t do, when you believe in yourself you will develop the power to pull through. The world becomes larger, and clearer each day, and you start to develop the courage that you need to get you through even the darkest day. 

Your life may seem tough at times, and that’s okay, continue to believe in yourself and your abilities anyway. The challenges you face may seem so much harder, but when you believe in yourself, you will be able to handle them much smarter. 

So believe in yourself, and know that I believe in you too, know that there is someone out there who is thinking of you. There are people out there who want you to succeed and do your best, there are people out there who believe in you, and want you to pass the test. 

This test of yours is life, and you can get through, just by believing in yourself and all that you can do.