Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Make Every Second Count! A Wounded Warriors Advice for the Boston Bombing Victims

I recently visited the site of the Boston Bombing  and also read this article on Wounded Warriors inspiring victims of the attack.  This caused me to reflect on my journey as a wounded warrior since I started my road to recovery over 8 years ago and ask myself “ What advice can I offer the victims?”

Reflecting on my experience, I remember at first feeling sorry for myself, feeling very angry, and generally having a poor attitude. But then I came to the realization that it was up to me to recover. My friends and family would help me along the way but ultimately it was up to me.

I came to realize that I wasting time with all the negative energy and that was a turning point. I realized every second counts!

My friend Mike Erwin recently shared this Jim Valvano quote “There are 86,400 SECONDS in a day. IT”S UP TO YOU to decide what to do with them”

Recently I spent 2,700 seconds working out with the local Team RWB chapter. In fact, I spend between 2,500 and 3600 seconds every day working out. Physical fitness is one of the best ways to turn negative energy into positive energy which will have appositive impact on those around you.

So my advice to the victims of the Boston Bombing is to make every second count.

Keep Fighting! Never Quit!

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