By Carl Northington

We are all overcomers from adversities…..

CarlFBII have suffered two serious brain injuries and I have survived. God, I feel, gave me back my life to have a Purpose. I am so blessed to still have my mental and fair physical capabilities. Because of that, I feel I was directed to have a “mission,” to have a positive purpose, a passion, and a desire to GIVE BACK to others. I want to have empathy, not just sympathy. When you put yourself in the shoes of another, and volunteer any capabilities that you have, you will have the greatest feeling of self-worth. Everything that I have struggled with since my brain injuries, I have tried to see as a challenge. I made it, I live. A challenge to OVERCOME to be my best. I do not want to concentrate on my disability but rather on the abilities that I have. Everyday we have to realize that TODAY is the first day of the rest of our life so we should make the best of it and strive to do the best we can. That is all one should ask of themselves. So wake up in the morning with a positive mindset and joyful heart. Be determined that it will be a glorious day. I had so much patience and determination to recover to the best I could but I am still, at times today, improving on myself – my mental, physical and emotional well-being. Do not ever give up. Continue working on yourself every day. All of us Survivors have to realize that every day we are presented with challenges. We all just have to work to OVERCOME them and make the day a success. Then each day we have reached for the ultimate well-being and happiness within ourselves.

We are Survivors of adversities, with challenges every day to work on and try to end up in the best spirits at the end of the day. All of us Survivors are OVERCOMERS or are still working hard to reach our goals. What does not kill you will make you stronger!

Thank you and God Bless.