(Originally Authored 2/19/15)
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
— Christopher Reeve
The “Superman” of my generation authored this following a horse riding accident that left him paralyzed and in a wheelchair with a tube in his throat until the day he died. He dictated this for his wife, children, and anyone who pitied or expressed sympathy for him.
Please read this and explore what he may have been thinking being fully aware of his condition compared to what it was before his accident. I guess it hits me closer to home because, by no means as traumatic or extreme, I’ve struggled with similar actualities, especially in the desolation of my own quiet thoughts. I’m not sure that I really cried during those times but only because I had to summon every amount of faith in myself to press on through any times of despair.
Ponder this: Every time you say you can’t, it’s really that you won’t. Every time you say you won’t, it’s really because you’re afraid to try. Either that or you want to prove that you don’t have to and if so, it still means that you’re afraid to try, don’t believe in yourself enough, or acting in spite of everything and everyone including yourself! It’s beyond my understanding but certainly within yours if you decide to honestly evaluate yourselves.
So I implore you never to limit yourself when the “movie Superman” proved how Super he was after almost all of his powers were taken from him. Do not disregard any dream that you can create while you have the luxury of time and ability. Remember others struggle with so much less and still seem to accomplish so much beyond others’ expectations. You betray every endowment that The Lord has seen fit to provide you with when you fail to call upon that within you to accomplish what was truly not “improbable” and/or “impossible”. You leave a blemish upon those dreams which should simply factor into your destiny and should be “inevitable” if you just see fit to include them as part of your lives.
I’ll close by referring to something Mom sent me because have no doubt, this is all me in a nutshell! “I’m going to succeed because I’m crazy enough to think I can.”
God thank You for allowing me to be this crazy, even more so after my brain injury because it’s no longer about how screwed up I feel I am, but actually how screwed up I’m not! And you?