Some people believe that miracles happen every day. Others don’t recognize a miracle even when it is staring them in the face. For many years, I fell into the latter category.
Although I recovered from a 40 foot fall off a cliff resulting in spinal paralysis in 1982, I never considered myself a miracle. As I regained some semblance of control over my body, people labeled me a “miracle,” though my mind didn’t classified it so. In 1985, when bodywork entered my world, my body responded with glee. Therapy became my miracle.
After presenting Finding My Way From Paralysis To A Rich, Full Life in Chicago, I was invited by Jane G. Doyle to include my story in her book, You Heal You ~ Inspirational & Miraculous Healing Stories Of Modern Day Warriors* (YHY). Writing my portion of Jane’s book (YHY) really made me wonder–“What is a miracle?” I soon realized that I am a miracle. It also brought forth my gratitude to my body, mind, spirit, and stubborn streak, along with all the people who supported me. It has been a hell of a ride.
Last week I received my copy of (YHY). It’s still wild seeing my name appear in a book. Yet, my story touches people, 30+ years later.
With all of the struggles humans encounter each day, inspirational and miraculous stories are needed now more than ever. They help us to know we are not alone which is sometimes all we require to turn things around. As I stated in (YHY), “Be kind to yourself. Accept where you are today and if that’s impossible, try again tomorrow.”
When I wrote my books, One of Eight–my perspective on our brother’s suicide & Finding My Way From Paralysis To A Rich, Full Life, I did so for me. I felt consumed by events of my past. Writing allowed me to face my ghosts, to share what I have learned, to clear old issues. Each and every time someone tells me how my words have touched them, I am reminded that stories matter, that I matter.
“Cheers Jane! Here’s to great success on your journey as an author.” Be well… Nancy T
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