I've been noticing a lot of comments coming my way recently about how I'm an inspiration, how strong I am, and how people are so happy they met me. I'm shocked. Utterly shocked. And I'm not just saying that to be modest or humble.
Honestly, I sit there and listen to different people's stories and the things people have to overcome and I feel incredibly lucky. Yes, I've had curve balls come my way, and yes, I've dealt with them the way I have, but I don't think I'm anything special because of it. Truly. I actually tear up every time anyone makes these comments or I dwell on them afterwards because I'm trying to see it from their perspective and I just don't get it no matter how hard I try.
The reason I'm writing this is I've also seen a lot of heartfelt posts about how people just don't feel worthy. Of course this doesn't *just* apply to someone with a TBI; however, I know that *every* brain injured person goes through this and seeing how that's my audience, I write to you:
I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that just because you don't feel you're anything special, are a strong individual, or are an inspiration in your own way, doesn't mean you aren't.
There's someone out there who absolutely looks up to you, even if you don't know it.
Keep on fighting the good fight ❤