Saturday, February 20, 2010

Your Choice...

Was talking to a friend and the question came up, what one piece of advice could I give him from this journey?

To answer the question with just one idea is very difficult but the one I choose is: We all have the ability to control how we react to any and everything...

It would be easy for me to be angry, to be bitter, to be jealous, and to be in despair. However, I choose to love, to laugh, to live, and to inspire...

Today, I am a total quadriplegic with virtually no movement (take that back...I can chew). The crazy thing is if I went to a doctor for him to evaluate my lungs and diaphragm he would say, "dude, how are you still here!" Well maybe they wouldn't have said dude but it's my words.

On a weekly basis my family basically keeps me breathing so that we can enjoy our love for each other in small peaceful moments.

Thinking about this, the next time you have a bad day remember me and understand how you react - is your choice...

Peace/Love
T

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are an unbelievalbe and inspiring guy! Peace and love to you. Jan C

Anonymous said...

Dude, how are your still posting more beautiful words? You are amazing!

jana said...

You are are a true inspiration to us ALL Terry Barham ! I am truely blessed to be a part of your journey. Thank-you so much for allowing me in your home every other week to have dinner with you and your family. See you soon around the table.

XOXOXOXO

Jana Foti

Shelley said...

We love you...

we are listening...

we are with you in spirit...

Thank you for being a very important part of our lives...

peace & love,

shelley