Burnt cookies


Some may find it funny that I’m thankful for burnt cookies.
(I ate the brownest one)

But in my mind it makes absolute sense.

Lately, I’ve giving so much credit to myself for succeeding in much of which I do.  The cookies that got forgotten in the oven just a few minutes too long allow me to step back and reexamine that I am not perfect, no matter how much I try to be.  I have accomplished a lot since my injury has occurred, I’m just not back to as ‘perfect’ as I used to be. [If anyone can be said to be perfect] I am getting pretty close, though!  There is a definite difference in my voice, my balance, I’m not as quick witty as I used to be [although I WAS a cheerleader 😉 ]  …need I proceed?

I must remember not to take all the credit for myself.  (As the burnt cookies remind me) I have been getting pretty cocky lately, partially because of my contributing chapter to the book, partially because of how far I have come in my recovery since the accident. I need to remember to give credit where it is due.


matthew 19:26 With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.


Yes, I do need to remember that my success is a testimony- I could not do even the simplest of tasks if it weren’t for the love of Jesus Christ, who gave me the strength to get better, to graduate college, work at FNC, and to achieve all that I have.  My success in life is all meant as an example to further glorify him.



About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and working part-time at a library
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