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

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