To anyone that doesn’t know who I am, I’ve managed to fill out the “about” section of this blog and you will probably find it quite informative. My main aim in life at the moment is to help people (me included!) outside the blogosphere. I’m afraid this means I will sometimes not have the time that I would like in order to keep up promptly with the awesome people on this site. Please do not think I’m being rude, it’s just that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Especially when things that would normally take you a relatively short time, take me much longer.
To the bloggers that have followed my story on my mum’s blog and been regularly posting comments – THANK YOU. I feel like I know you all very well now. My wanting to help others is partly because of your kind words. Hearing your views on my actions really put things into perspective. This recognition meant that where I had not appreciated what I had overcome, I was made to re-evaluate how I perceive my achievements. What you’ve done for me is having a chain reaction. I want to share this feeling with others which is why I will be working with sufferers of neurological injuries, with the help of The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital where I am currently having rehabilitation.
What are words? They are just a combination of squiggles that can be arranged to form something powerful and beautiful – like a sword perhaps? Is that where the term “wordsmith” comes from? Words can also be used both to kill or save lives, completely dependent on who is wielding them.
Sincere, selfless squiggle forging is an invaluable gift, something that cannot be bought in shops. It is the quality, not quantity of this gift that has the power to change somebody’s perception of their life. If you can shift somebody’s focus from what they don’t have, to what they do have, you can radically improve their quality of life:
This applies to all aspects of life, physical and mental. A large percentage of any problems we may deem as plaguing us are self-imposed. These “problems” can potentially just disappear with the right attitude. Thing is, the perceived problem creates negativity, which worsens the perceived problem! You’re caught in a vicious circle. Cue the third-party (you…?). Armed with your forged squiggles, you need to create a path for that person to break out of the vicious circle, on to a straight road leading away from these problems. Verbalised squiggles are just as effective. A few words encouraging positivity when you’re at rock bottom can change everything. A little hope can conquer impossible situations….