Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Little Bit of Compassion



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

Just a little bit of compassion,
Can help heal a lost and hurting soul.

Just a little bit of compassion,
Can help fill a hearts gaping hole.

Just a little bit of compassion,
Could be everyones daily goal.

Just a little bit of compassion,
is guaranteed to make us all feel good.

Just a little bit of compassion,
reminds us to do what we wish others would.

Just a little bit of compassion,
reminds us compassion is doing what we should.

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

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

Just a little bit of compassion,
Is a gesture of kindness we should all gladly impart.

By: Debbie Wilson

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wizards in Heaven



We've all had wizards,
They helped us to better see.
We’ve all had wizards,
That helped guide us when we wanted to flee.
We’ve all had wizards,
They helped turn us around in this life.
We’ve all had wizards,
They guided us when we were full of pain, hurt and strife.
We've all had wizards,
They helped us keep our balance when we were thrown off base,
We’ve all had wizards,
They helped us up when we were running low on hope and faith.
We've all had wizards,
They were all especially entrusted to guide each of us.
We’ve all had wizards,
Their guidance was where we learned wisdom and trust.
We've all had wizards,
They encouraged us to go forward no matter what.
We’ve all had wizards,
They helped guide us on which life doors to open or shut.
We’ve all had wizards,
They can even whisper down to us from heaven.
We've all had wizards,
They are the few that were our lighthouses and our sun.
We've all had wizards,
They were the ones we naturally gravitated to.
We've all had wizards,
They helped intervene when we did not have a clue.
We’ve all had wizards,
They were the ones we felt had answers that were right.
We’ve all had wizards,
They were the ones that gave us the strength to continue to fight.
We’ve all had wizards,
They were the wise ones and their opinions truly mattered to us.
We have all had wizards,
When they are lifted up to heaven we miss them so very much.
We’ve all had wizards,
Their presence stays with us and when we listen we can hear and feel their loving touch!

Debbie Wilson

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hope is Magic

Hope is Magic 
Hope…is the opposite of despair.
Hope…is the opposite of impossible.
Hope…is not a gift, it cannot be given.
Hope…is not tangible, it cannot be stolen.
Hope…is the determination to fight back.
Hope…is a life raft to any person drowning.
Hope…is the desire to overcome the odds.
Hope…is the opposite of discouragement.
Hope…is a dry place to sleep for the homeless.
Hope…is peace for those that live in war zones.
Hope…is oxygen to a person struggling for breathe.
Hope…is medical cannabis for all patient’s in need.
Hope…is food for those that are hungry and starving.
Hope…is going forward, no matter how much it hurts.
Hope…is a friend that loves and cares unconditionally.
Hope…is the appeal process for the man on death row.
Hope…is the expectation that things will indeed get better.
Hope…is a ray of sunshine, after any devastating life storm.
Hope…is a letter from family for the soldier away from home.
Hope…is belief and faith in yourself, above all others on earth.
Hope…is something we receive from within our heart and soul.
Hope…is what carries us, when we believe we are too tired to go on.
Hope…is not something than can be bought for any amount of money.
Hope…is striving to be as successful as possible, no matter what our circumstances.
Hope…is magic in an otherwise very harsh world!
Debbie Wilson

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 many of you have also experienced my same kind of unbearable 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 how to handle the death process. There is no protocol for TBI! None of our families knew how to properly grieve their loss of us! We all know brain injury does not come with a handbook! 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. JUST 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