In loving memory of a neighborhood mom, a second mom to me, Elaine Scott
If I could give a commence speech to the graduation class of 2018, I know exactly what wisdom I have gained from life I would want to impart onto their hearts and minds.
Shortly after I Learned about my spinal cord injury while in hospital, I decided that I would make it my goal to get my life back. At that time getting my life back meant that I was to fully recover and be exactly the way I was when I walked into hospital a week earlier. What I didn’t learn, until several years later, that recovery is never a destination, it is a journey of a lifetime.
Our society loves to assign a label to everything. You may be wearing a label that either someone gave you or you have given to yourself. Be warned, there is a fine line between owning your label and your label owning you!
If you are like most people I have met, you always taken ownership of your accomplishments and successes in life. But do you own your mistakes the same way that you own your success? You should!