While rehabilitating from my Spinal Cord Injury my attention was drawn by this kid in a wheelchair that was starting a foundation with his own name to make change happen for people with a disability, Spinal Cord Injury specifically. A nurse had mentioned him to lift my spirit. "You're not the only one fighting." She said. And it sparked a bit of hope in a room where hope seemed to be difficult to find.
I want them to learn what happiness is, how to accept it and that they will never need someone's affirmation to dare to say:
I'm a Pirate at 41 and never have I had so many questions, never have I ever wondered, wandered and discovered as much as I do now. In a weird confident way I am doing very well answering questions that haunted me for life.
I see a world where we are. supposedly, connected, but people are just overwhelmed with questions. The past is gone but left the scars behind for them to carry.
I wish I could say I didn’t know better. I wish I had an excuse but all I could say would never take away my mistakes. However, I’m not going to stop there. I have a plan and I’ve been committing to it. I’m going to confess, I’m going to grow and I’m going to educate myself and all men and women, I can see or touch, around me.
I took the little bit of life that was left of me and I went to change it. I had to see everything with open eyes, open mind and a forgiving heart.
I set on a new path of RECYCLING (my) LIFE!