Giving up

The otter strikes again…


Trevor the Otter

If you feel like giving up, give up on that feeling and give into the realization there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered before you. – Tom Althouse

Peace out
Trevor the Otter

Give up? Me?-NEVER!  

When the urge to throw in the towel takes hold of you, just punch it back.  Take  a minute or two (OR 10) to mope, then take a deep breath, clear your mind and bring it back to the present; the here and now is all we can effect, not the past, nor the future (as my yoga teacher Amy read to us in class this past week)

It all comes down to mindfulness and being in the present.  We can’t control the movement of time, all it does is stress you out.  Dwelling on the personal catastrophes that already happened and all the anxiety with it is useless because the event has already happened, and no one has created a time machine.  Even if someone had created a time machine, going ‘Back to the Future’ back-to-the-future-delorean-transport is harder than you think to coordinate all that time travel, just ask the charachters on the show Timeless time

Sure in ‘Back to the Future 2″ they did go to the future that is yet to happen, [as I’m trying to rehash this, it’s all getting very confusing- even in my mind] but we all know in real life that does not happen, so it is simply pointless and only gets us whimsical, thinking up different scenarios of what “might have” been.  As my Dad used to say, ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda…shoulda ain’t never done NOTHING.’

Going through both situations, dwelling in the past or on the future take energy, and does not help the PRESENT situation at all!  Life is a gift, that’s why they call it the PRESENT.

The most important thing that anyone can do is just to remember to take a deep breath and realize that it’s all going to be okay.  One of the hardest things I think that a person needs to  realize is that they can’t take on everything in the world and have its weight on their shoulders.



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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