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10 things i learned from having a brain injury

May 26, 2010

bubbles birds field

1. you really do need keys to drive a car. check your pockets before you empty the entire contents of your purse.

2. when you place the asparagus in the oven to roast, it really does help to turn the oven on.

3. cleaning is highly overrated.

4. laughter is the best medicine for the soul. choose to laugh when all you really want to do is cry.

5. make lists frequently and check appointment times twice. and don’t be surprised when you show up at the wrong time.

6. don’t sweat the small stuff… stop being such a perfectionist.

7. don’t be so hard on yourself. you are amazing, talented, and wonderful, even if you can’t think straight all of the time.

8. find beauty in the every day. it is waiting all around you.

9. life is too short to not do what you love.

10. when all else fails, go blow bubbles.

oh and i should have added, make sure that you are dipping your paintbrush in the water and not your tea!

(click on the picture for credit)

16 Comments leave one →
  1. May 26, 2010 7:32 am

    Thank you- this is a wonderful post.

    and just a thought- you might want to keep a bottle of bubbles in your car. When you’re stuck in traffic, put her in park, roll down your windows and start blowing bubbles.

    It’s amazing how that’ll not only improve your mood, but throw a sense of wonder at the folks stuck around you…




    • May 26, 2010 3:30 pm

      thanks so much for sharing! i think that would be quite a sight. fortunately i am not stuck in traffic often.

  2. May 26, 2010 7:35 am

    These are good things for all of us to remember – brain injury or not! Thanks for the reminders!

    • May 26, 2010 3:29 pm

      that is exactly what i was thinking when i was writing it kelly! the advice applies to everyone.

  3. May 26, 2010 2:14 pm

    Can I just say what an inspiration you are! I love your art and your sense of humour. ♥

  4. May 26, 2010 4:33 pm

    So glad I clicked on scoutie girl’s link to your post. I needed to read this list today. I think it would do me a great amount of good to print this out and put it in my”have with me all the time” notebook. It’s so good to be reminded to blow bubbles! Thanks 🙂

  5. May 26, 2010 4:54 pm

    I don’t know if it makes you feel any better..but, I haven’t had a brain injury and I still do everything you mentioned 🙂 Thanks for reminding me that I am not alone.


    • May 26, 2010 6:07 pm

      no i totally know that everyone does these things! i think that is why it is so easy to relate to, but it is just magnified when you have a brain injury. lol!

  6. May 26, 2010 11:15 pm

    tea painting is cute, too.

  7. May 27, 2010 5:04 am

    This is a great post!! I particularly love the go blow bubbles option!

  8. May 27, 2010 10:28 am

    Wendy, seriously, this is so beautiful. Good for you!


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