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My story published in “Picking Up The Pieces” Publication. Thankful for opportunity to spread awareness during Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Angie and Jesse were a couple with 3 children. Then the unthinkable happened….
In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month. Check out the story of young love and how it changes in an instant.
Valentine’s Day has become very commercialized over the years. There seems to be a lot of social pressure to purchase things for those that you love. Pressure to “go out and do something together”. Pressure to “prove” your love with the largest gift, card, or elaborate reservation. Sometime’s though, for some folks, Valentine’s day is just another day, not different from any other.
However, if you are one of the folks who celebrates this day; one of the ones who gets all twitterpated when you think of what you can do for that special someone or group then this is an exciting day for you. There are things you can do though, to do something special without all the “fuss”. Your brain injury survivor you may or may not be interested in the social congestion and crowds that can fill the stores, restaurants, and traffic. This holiday can also bring a sense of loneliness, isolation, depression, and melancholy for those who are unable to participate the way they would like to, or with who they would like to. So sometimes just remembering someone can lift their spirits.
Valentine’s Day can be a magical time for couples who do celebrate this day, or even those we care deeply about – even those who we are not in a romantic relationship with. This day has become a day that we are reminded to celebrate love, passion, and belonging.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to take the time to show that brain survivor person you know some affection, friendliness, and that you care for and value who they are as a person…..even if they are now a different person than they used to be.
If you are a solo flyer and have noone to celebrate, consider celebrating yourself and loving yourself for all that you are, all that you have been, and all that you are becoming. Self care is just as important, if not moreso than the care we give someone else.
Some economical ideas that won’t break the bank and add a personal touch to the day are as follows:
Valentine’s Day is rich with historical developments over the years. There is really no wrong way to celebrate it. It’s also okay if you don’t celebrate it. However, for those that do – make it fun, make it safe, and think outside the box when working to do something special for your brain injured “Valentine”.