Sometimes, when somebody tells me they think I’m making a remarkable recovery from my stroke, I answer in this way: Well, it didn’t kill me, so it must have made me stronger. I think most people have probably heard a version of that quote: what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. I always thought I knew what the author of that quote meant by it, but not being a famous philosopher, maybe I don’t really get his actual meaning. Yet, here’s what it means to me: I don’t feel angry or bitter or sorry for myself. When I experience a setback,
A few days ago I was web surfing and ran across an item about a man named Josh Hader that got my attention. Josh had a bit of a kink in his neck, so he did that thing some people do, where they put their hands on their head and twist, trying to get rid of the kink. He’d done it before, but this time he heard a popping sound. His left side immediately went numb. When he got up to get an ice pack, he found he had trouble walking. A half hour later he was wheeled into the
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