Archive for January, 2009

If I’ve learned anything from the accident that confined me to a wheelchair, it’s the principle that my journey is not the product of luck or fate or blind random chance.

The path I follow is determined by my choices. (more…)


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I’ve been following the progress of two friends who currently struggle with life-altering medical situations. Both express their grief over the loss of “normal life.”

I’ve been there; paralysis destroys anything resembling normal. I wasted many years lamenting the fact that I’d never be “normal” again. I’ve learned slowly and painfully that there’s no such thing as normal. (more…)

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A teacher stood in front of a class. On the table before him were two large glass jars and a pile of rocks.

He carefully placed as many rocks in one jar as possible, then asked the class to acknowledge that the jar was full. (more…)

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