After you had a stroke or a devastating life event???

Ask yourself if you are grateful for ANYTHING in your life. Then, how about in the last hour or yesterday?

When I was in the hospital for almost 6 weeks because of the two strokes, I don’t remember asking myself if I was grateful or cursed or anything like those questions. Much less, answer one or all of them!

Since the hospitalization, it did cross my mind occasionally, and sometimes it borders on worrying that I was cursed. Now, over a decade after the stroke, I think or feel the many reasons that my life is a gift! I am thankful those negative questions do not stay around. 

Do you find that you are dwelling on the suffering you feel or the many unpleasant results because of your stroke? Let’s explore the possibilities that happen to us because of our strokes!

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Cursed Doll

What are you?

The strokes gave me options I never had considered doing before the strokes. The physical, emotional, mental, recreational, and occupational spheres of our lives are opened since the strokes occurred. I learned that I could do or did things I never would have thought about before the strokes. I slowed down in life. I stay inside more and explore myself. What did you learn because your life is way different?

I am doing something to help stroke thivors to have less pain and to be more successful. I know that you are doing or have done things that you never imagined before.

Serious illness often leads people to reevaluate their priorities in life and change their attitudes toward others. For example, British television broadcaster Andrew Marr, who suffered a stroke, said that his stroke made him a “nicer and happier person” and less “self-absorbed.”

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I start and end most days with a moment or two of gratitude. I am thankful I am alive, and I can do something for others today. 

What are you grateful for in your life? I hope that you have many things!

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