“It’s not a matter of giving up, but making a new beginning, of somehow forging a new life, a new destiny…and this new path is often found after going down many ‘blind alleys'”

“I believe the key is acceptance of a changed (new) you (and that can be very difficult for some!). You may not be the same person you were after a serious head (brain) injury.  Then it’s not a matter of giving up, but making a new beginning,  of somehow forging a new life, a new destiny…and this new path is often found after going down many ‘blind alleys'”

Just be PATIENT and things will somehow fit into place, like the pieces of a jig-saw! TRUST

Thanks for that…and for your encouragement,support and love, m

“Do your best and let God do the rest”

and

“Do not what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

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.”
A stunning dawn in Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa

“The clouds break, like sun-kissed waves in the sky” #

# that’s a simile, by the way (btw)

picture from www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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The Young Kiwi Nurse

The Grand Prize

The Greatest Race: The Race of Life

click on https://johnsphotopics.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/the-grand-prize/

Just appeals to my + my friend’s “rather wacky sense(s) of humour”

Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously”

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” 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!

“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “

“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.”

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“Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously”
Pictures (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself*)…

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Thanks for the follow/link/like/comment/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

(but if you are following me, my close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera*!)
* By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?
“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk and talk at the same time )
Men…Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em!
 see https://ebooksdigibooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/a-budding-fred-astaire/
craig

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog/comment and/or kind thought(s))

Hi

CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at
https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
in recent years …true!) …obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.

Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there – see http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com and http://www.livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/). 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”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me – sorry and hope you can understand.

* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka
I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”
“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci
When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts
“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c
“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”
“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
PPS
Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!
“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
PPS

“I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that 
happiness can happen
when you least expect it.

I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple 
beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.

I wish you rainbows
I wish you well.”

– Larry S. Chengges

”Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”
– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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After traumatic brain injury, a young man’s astounding recovery

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After traumatic brain injury, a young man’s astounding …

Studies have shown that youth is a prominent factor in neuro-plasticity, the brain’s ability to form new connections to compensate for ones that get blocked or severed, to partially repair injured pathways and even to re-purpose parts of the brain. It is clear, doctors say, that young people have greater potential for co-opting undamaged parts of the brain to take on new functions than older people do.

from https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-young-mans-astounding-recovery/2014/09/15/410ab5e8-26e6-11e4-8593-da634b334390_story.html

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picture from http://headbraininjury.wordpress.com

For more stories also see https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=washington+post+%2B+brain+injury

and

https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=washington+post+%2B+head+brain+injury

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picture from http://headbraininjury.wordpress.com

PPS

“Do not let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/from-the-depth-of-the-valleys-in-the-deserts-of-despair-there-is-hope-as-there-is-the-unquenchable-oasis-the-immense-breadth-and-depth-of-the-human-spirit-always-2/

and http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.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.”

PPS

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

Alex de Angelis in a critical condition after MotoGP Motegi crash

The San Marino rider is currently being treated at the Dokkyo Hospital.

Update 12/10/2015: On Monday, De Angelis had a head and chest CT scan, which reassuringly showed that the intracranial hematoma he suffered was unchanged while the contusions to his lungs are slightly resolving. The rider remains in a critical condition but as his sedation was reduced, he was able to talk and oriented in time and space. He’ll undergo a further head CT scan in the next 48 to 72 hours to ensure the intracranial hematoma is stable while the conditions of the lungs will need further evaluation.

MotoGP™ Safety Adviser Loris Capirossi and FIM Grand Prix Safety Officer Franco Uncini visited de Angelis on Monday morning; during his treatment in Japan, the rider is assisted by Dr Michele Zasa from the Clinica Mobile.

from

http://www.motogp.com/en/videos/2015/10/11/motogp-medical-director-gives-de-angelis-update/186795

and http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2015/10/12/alex-de-angelis-undergoing-further-medical-checks/186519

“Hang in there” and keep fighting, Alex. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

latest (good news)

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2015/11/05/de-angelis-interview-i-am-smiling/188914

Amazing!

Books on Brain Injury (Amazon)

.”Over 1.4 million people sustain a brain injury each year in the United States. Add to that the number of returning veterans with a brain injury and the numbers are staggering.”

from Brain Injury Survival Kit: “365 Tips, Tools & Tricks to Deal with Cognitive Function Loss”

Brain Injury Medicine, 2nd Edition: Principles and Practice
There’s “a pile” of books on this subject

and MY various BOOKS on head (brain) injury are at

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“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.”