“Both abundance and lack [of abundance] exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday Night Lights

My husband and I have a standing "date." Every Friday night, we watch "Friday Night Lights" together. It is such a good show! The writers have done a fantastic job making the characters real. My husband and I relate to the fun relationship between the coach and his wife. We also get a kick out of the very realistic teenagers!

One of my favorite characters is Jason Street, the star quarterback who has a spinal cord injury that changes his life. Now confined to a wheelchair, he goes through a lot of emotions and difficulties adjusting to his new circumstances. It seems to be a bit of trial and error as he starts to make sense of his new life. What inspires me most is how he still finds a way to follow his dreams, even after his entire life is turned upside down.

One of the things that I try to do is remember that everyone has their "invisible illness." Everyone I meet has some secret pain, past or present, that keeps them from the life they originally imagined. I'm not the only one who has had a curve ball thrown at them, and I certainly won't be the last! I think I'm trying to find my own way, through trial and error, to make sense of this new life and to still follow my dreams. And I think I'm doing OK.