November 15, 2011


Have you seen Diane Sawyer's interview with Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords? I highly recommend it - so touching. Of course it hits close to home - their love, devotion and determination resulting in a different yet rich life. When Hubby was released from the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute we were told our positivity and determination ranked us in the minority - Hubby went home earlier than most quadriplegics because we were motivated to learn, determined to be successful and supportive of one another in finding our new normal. To have the support and respect of professionals from a renowned rehab program means a great deal to us and makes us even more determined. I would love to believe that Hubby will walk again one day, but it doesn't seem likely based on medical expertise. I wonder if I should expect it though, be more determined. I wholeheartedly believe in miracles and modern medicine/technology has made tremendous advancements so you never know. We are determined to meet each day and every opportunity/challenge with a positive attitude for that is 9/10ths of the game.

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

~ Charles Swindoll

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