“It’s a fitting tribute to a tumultuous yet triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of accomplishing, regardless of our personal barriers.”

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

Ernest Hemingway: Thoughts on the Writing Journey

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

and  from 

“Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories (a Picture book)”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YA1BPGS

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The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write and publish ” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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Thanks for the follow #/like/link and/or reblog

Living With Head (Brain) Injury

#   even if my close friends all say it would be far better (and much more entertaining) with a video-camera (er sorry, smart-phone for “technologicallyadvanced non-luddites”)!
enjoy anyway
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Hi
CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
Many comments and messages overnight,  together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
…true!) …obsessive or WHAT! 
Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
I get really fatigued, so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), Also sorry have had to close off comments on all of my blogs except one or two.  Thanks for the understanding.
* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to…

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“You don’t have to let the past define your future.” (“Never let the past steal your future.”)

LIFE is God's Novel: A Book (or three or four or TEN) being written as "life unfolds"

“That’s life and that’s how it’s gonna be; it just matters what you do with that life.  No matter if it’s your first chance or second.  Let’s take that opportunity to do something that really matters.  Follow your passions, tomorrow is not an absolute guarantee.”

from

“Never let the past steal your future.”

Brain injuries DON’T discriminate, and can happen to anyone.

“Never let the past steal your future.”

from https://tbitriumphs.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/scrambled-brain-challenge/

“You don’t let the past define your future.”

– from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

“All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage, passion, persistence and patience*…

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Carpe Diem

“IN THE DEPTH OF THE VALLEYS THERE IS HOPE. IN THE DESERTS OF DESPAIR, THERE IS THE REFRESHING OASIS OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT…ALWAYS.”
excuse caps, but don’t fancy retyping
from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

Inside Danielle's mind

Death can come at any minute, in any way. We do not know what is in store tomorrow, or, whether there is a tomorrow, or even a tonight! But still, we have the golden present. Now we are alive and kicking. What should we do now? Love all, serve all.
-Sri Swami Satchidananda

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CARPE DIEM! Yes, live each day of life to the fullest.  In Bible study last night, we were saying that worship should not only be done on Sundays.  Why not make each day devoted to God and His works?  Find something that you are passionate about, and you can transform it into a profession.  Besides providing me with a great testimony, my car accident has helped me to realize my passion, and turn it into my work.  Serving God by serving others is the motto of ministry at Messiah United Methodist Church, where I attend.  My passion…

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Living with Brain Injury

Some videos on people living with a traumatic brain injury

click on https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=living+with+brain+injury&tbm=vid

Also see

http://www.brainline.org/content/2011/07/brain-injury-blogs-voices-of-people-living-with-traumatic-brain-injury_pageall.html

Still…

“Don’t let what you can’t do, stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

“It always appears impossible…

until it gets done.”

– Nelson Mandela

from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

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picture from  https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/the-young-kiwi-nurse-in-intensive-care

“In the depth of the valleys there is hope. In the deserts of despair, there is the refreshing oasis of the human spirit…always.”

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

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PPS

“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.”

from https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/success-how-and-the-spirit-with-which-you-face-then-overcome-the-daily-obstacles-the-frequent-trials-and-tribulations-along-the-often-rocky-path-way-of-lifes-magical-and-mysteriou-2/
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THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER (a new book)

Inspirational videos

Footprints in the Sand

Picture from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/the-driver-the-nurse-and-the-writer-4/

This “total non-techno” is just learning and practising. What’s that about 10000 hours?

“You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”

– Ayrton Senna

from   https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/beyond-boundaries-ayrton-at-the-limit-3/

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“Life is what happens in between making other plans.”

– John Lennon

from http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

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Feature: Post Traumatic Stres Disorder PTSD: A Growing Epidemic / Neuroscience and PTSD Treatments

The Effects of Brain Injury

What Does it Feel Like to be Brain Damaged?

Human brain in x-ray view

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/what-does-it-feel-like-to-be-brain-damaged-2/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

PPS:

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.

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