Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Smallest Things


Sometimes, the smallest things,
can, evoke a precious ray of hope.
Sometimes, a sincere gesture is what brings,
many of us, off a very slippery, dangerous slope.
Sometimes, we can find no running streams,
these, are the times we tend to isolate and mope.
Sometimes, a beautiful voice or a bird sings,
and it reminds us we do have the strength to cope.
Sometimes, the smallest things,
can, evoke an amazing ray of personal hope.
Sometimes, the smallest things,
was really our very last knot in the rope!
We are so thankful for all the small things,
that gave us the strength to make and achieve our new dreams!
Sometimes, the smallest things,
can, evoke a precious and much needed ray of hope.
Debbie Wilson

Monday, March 28, 2016

Loss of Family and Friends Post BI

Dear friends, the loss of family and friends really was the most heart breaking part of this journey for me. I know most of you have also experienced my same kind of pain and heartache. I did come from a very close family and I was the oldest. I was their "got to" person for 35 years and then in a split second the "me" they knew was gone. I believe their grief was as great as if I had died.....or possibly worse in some ways. There is a protocol for death there is no protocol for TBI! None of them knew how to properly grieve their loss of me and I can see that today. I know that none of them are proud of the way they have treated me because I knew them so well and love them so much. I also realize they no longer had a clue how to treat me, so they chose to ignore me for their own protection and peace of mind. I have gone forward with my life and realize they also had to go forward with their lives without the me they once knew and loved. I don't have to like it but I can and do forgive them. I can forgive them because I do know who and how they were prior to my injury. In retrospect I do know their behavior was not what anyone would have expected or been able to foresee. As there is no BI handbook for any of us there is also no handbook for our loved ones. We all lost a lot in this brain injury journey including many of our family and friends. If we can understand this much we can learn how to put that severe pain in a perception that will hopefully allow us to find some understanding and inner peace! We weren't the only ones that needed love and understanding our family and friends needed it also! We could not help them with their pain just as they don't seem to be able to help with ours more times than not! You are NOT alone! <3 3="" span="">

Debbie Wilson

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

My Magic Carpet Ride



My magic caret ride,
is my precious down time,
of this I can confide.
My magic carpet ride,
is my precious down time,
where I learn to take things in stride.
My magic carpet ride,
is my precious down time,
where stress and worry can't survive.
My magic carpet ride,
is my precious down time,
where I can focus and find my inner guide.
My magic carpet ride,
is my precious down time,
where meditation and self hypnosis are my guide.
My magic caret ride,
is my precious down time,
of this I can confide.

Debbie Wilson

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Just a Little Bit of Compassion



Just a little bit of compassion
Can make anyone  feel whole.

Just a little bit of compassion
can help heal a hurting soul.

Just a little bit of compassion
Can give someone their start.

Just a little bit of compassion
Can bring joy to the saddest heart.

Just a little bit of compassion
Is what sets all of us apart.

Just a little bit of compassion
Can make anyone feel whole.

Debbie Wilson

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis

You have helped keep me sane.
You have helped manage my pain.
You have helped me to finally regain.
You have helped take me in from the rain.
You are the kindest medicine anyone can attain.
You are the first medicine that is healing my brain.
You are helping me feel again and become much less lame.
You have helped me to feel less embarrassment and shame.
You have helped me believe my brain can continue to retrain.
You are my brightest rainbow following decades of unimaginable strain.


Debbie Wilson 






The Road


The road got rough,
We had to get tough.
The road got lonely,
Learning to be our own best friend was the fee.
The road got surreal,
All things survivors really and truly feel
The road had many twists and turns,
We realized this was the speeded up way to learn.
The road had way more peaks than valley's.
This was the hope we held onto when issues were drowning us.
The road held unexpected persons, people and many new things.
The road ended up being more beautiful than we could have dreamed.

The road got rough,
We had to get tough.
The road got lonely,
Learning to be our own best friend was the fee.

Debbie Wilson