Friday, November 20, 2015

Life is a lively process of becoming

“Life is a lively process of becoming.” - Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur reminds people that they always need to seek the inspiration within themselves to continue becoming. Becoming and living are synonyms that can be used as both adjectives and verbs when a person is describing the life that they are living. An individual needs to never lose track of the desire and need that they have in order to continue becoming who they are to fulfill their greatest potential. After a brain injury a person must fulfill the desire and need that they have in order to develop into who they are supposed to be. Role models can assist and aid as an individual is deciphering what goals are best suited to him/her. Douglas MacArthur reminds people that there is always an opportunity to become. There is never a point where a person should feel satisfied and as if they do not need to continue improving. That desire is a huge part of life and it fulfills the desire that so many people have.

The holidays are coming and yearly one gets to witness how the children of the family are developing into who they are going to be. As I picked up a few early presents for them I was reminded of what an incredible phenomenon family gets to witness each year as the children are developing and changing into who they are going to be. It is unique that with children you get to witness the physical changes as well as the emotional and intellectual changes that they are going through. People who have sustained a brain injury change vastly from year to year yet many survivors refer to the injury as the unknown injury. The injury affects the whole being and while certain areas may not seem to be effected as directly as others, the individual knows what has been affected. For myself I will forever be on the path and in the lively process of becoming who I am destined to be. I am proud that I was able to graduate college and I am proud that I was able to attain employment. I feel as though I am in the lively process of becoming who I am. Certainly my path took a few unexpected paths and turns yet I feel as though I am on the right path. I would love to hear who has experienced any unexpected turns in their path towards becoming who they are going to be. I am not done; I feel that none of us are and that we will always be on the path towards discovery. I thank you very much for reading.

~Noelle

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