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Ok My 2 Cents - Too Fall In Order To Rise

Discussion in 'Accomplishments' started by Terry, Mar 21, 2007.

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  1. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    My biggest successes didn't start out that way. I had to fall flat on my face to pick myself up. Got relieved of duty (the movie version is taking your gun and badge, which they did but I've got extras of both....) for going off on a LT. and threatening to kick his butt. The Lt. I couldn't stand was the first to stand by my side (she has PTSD and saw it in me). Off work for 4 months, worked 2 months then off for a year when the seizures started again. During all this time off I was forced to spend alot of time looking inside myself, trying to figure out why everything was sooo screwed up, denying the fact that I already had PTSD and brain injuries. Finally when I got soooo low Kim (my wife) came back to pick up the peices. I know I wouldn't be here now without her. I learned to walk with my chin up, back straight and kickin the shit out of life. Even though I still have alot of problems I now feel better than I have in a long time. Just getting out of bed before noon is a success, the squirrel that I didn't run over is a success, finding my favorite summer shirt is a success. I think you get my message here. Don't try to measure them just enjoy them.
    My punctuation SUCKS. Ain't gonna fix it either.
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  3. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member


    Looking inside yourself-really scary! But I think it's the only way we can really change and get better. I'm glad you had people who saw what you were going through and stood by your side. Your successes are your own and need no measuring.

    And isn't it wonderful we don't get graded on spelling, punctuation, etc. here? LOL
  4. Linda

    Linda Well-Known Member

    Your are lucjy to have a good wife. Family support is always important.
  5. goingonhope

    goingonhope Member Premium Member

    Your right in thinking we understand your message, I know that I do. I use to say, just slicing an orange, preparing a sandwich for myself or remembering to have a drink of water, ever falling asleep, or being able to show up for anything in life, was a huge success for me in the course of a day.

    The whole thing: getting out of bed before noon and on an on, including finding anything......I pers. too have understood as a success. And, your post reminded me, and refreshed my attitudes that still regularly need correcting and brought back to basics.

    Terry, what you've written I truly have understood and now find inspiring again.

  6. Kathy

    Kathy I'm a VIP

    This is so important and such a wonderful attitude, Terry! Every little bit of progress counts, however small. Thank you for sharing with all of us.
  7. cragger65

    cragger65 I'm a VIP

    Loved this post, it's just what I needed to hear today.
  8. naturalfirebrand

    naturalfirebrand Member

    My way of looking at this is when you hit rock bottom the only way to go is up.
  9. anthony

    anthony Silently Watching Founder

    Good for you Terry... sounds like a really great positive success for you. All positive growth is good growth, and you can't complain about that IMHO. Well done.
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