Questions (please NO more)

CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
Many more comments and messages overnight. together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at  https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
…true!) …obsessive or WHAT! 
Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
I get really really fatigued, so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), Also sorry have had to close off comments on all of my blogs except this one + https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/ and  https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

.  Thanks for the understanding.

* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka
I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”
“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci
When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts
“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c
“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”
“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
PPS
Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available athttp://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
”Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”
– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)

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“The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. “

Originally posted on A Writer's Dream(s):

“The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. “

from http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. Believe in the dream even when it is impossible. Believe in the stars, even when they’re hidden in the storm. Believe in love, even when you can’t find it or feel it. Believe in faith, even when God is silent. So turn your hurts into halos and your deepest scars into the brightest stars. And when it’s time eventually to take your last breath… you will come to the end of your journey with pride behind you, love around you and hope ahead of you.”

– Benediction from Coretta Scott King’s funeral (www.drmartinlutherking.wordpress.com)

by Robert H. Schuller, founding Pastor, Chrystal Cathedral, Garden…

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“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

Originally posted on Ernest Hemingway: Thoughts on the Writing Journey:

“But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

and  from 

“Bismarck, Dorsetshire and Memories (a Picture book)”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YA1BPGS

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The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write and publish ” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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Thanks for the follow #/like/link and/or reblog

Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury:

#   even if my close friends all say it would be far better (and much more entertaining) with a video-camera (er sorry, smart-phone for “technologicallyadvanced non-luddites”)!
enjoy anyway
“total non-techno” c
Hi
CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
Many comments and messages overnight,  together with hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
…true!) …obsessive or WHAT! 
Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
I get really fatigued, so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), Also sorry have had to close off comments on all of my blogs except one or two.  Thanks for the understanding.
* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to…

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“You don’t have to let the past define your future.” (“Never let the past steal your future.”)

Originally posted on LIFE is God's Novel: A Book (or three or four) being written as "life unfolds":

“That’s life and that’s how it’s gonna be; it just matters what you do with that life.  No matter if it’s your first chance or second.  Let’s take that opportunity to do something that really matters.  Follow your passions, tomorrow is not an absolute guarantee.”

from

“Never let the past steal your future.”

Brain injuries DON’T discriminate, and can happen to anyone.

“Never let the past steal your future.”

from https://tbitriumphs.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/scrambled-brain-challenge/

“You don’t let the past define your future.”

– from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

“All our dreams can come true…if we have the courage, passion, persistence and patience*…

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laugh at yourself

Originally posted on Inside Danielle's mind:

Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment. It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.
Henri Nouwen

Let me set the scene: it is a Friday at 2pm. My friends drive to a Dunkin’ Donuts after our Traumatic Brain Injury support group meeting.  Acing as my usual distracted, absent-minded cheerleader self (in a very positive way), I ordered my drink and CRONUT [a delicious croissant/donut hybrid] and was just having a good time with friends talking and laughing. I must have been acting a little goofy, because as I sat down at a table, the cashier guy asked my friend if I had been drinking, she was like, “Ya, you just made a drink for her…” and he said No…

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C’est la Vie

craiglock:

Will try and read your story later on the weekend, Danielle (when I’m not too tired)
Thanks for sharing and I’ve reblogged on http://www.headbra

All the best
c

“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.”
from https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/success-how-and-the-spirit-with-which-you-face-then-overcome-the-daily-obstacles-the-frequent-trials-and-tribulations-along-the-often-rocky-path-way-of-lifes-magical-and-mysteriou-2/

and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

Originally posted on Inside Danielle's mind:

There’s nothing else you can say.  Sometimes life sucks, circumstances suck, but that’s life.  There is nothing you can do about it.

I (of all people) think I know that best.  Sigh, when life gives you lemons make lemonade.

There was this awful car accident in 1997 with a Jeep Cherokee and another car driven by a young guy, speeding around a corner.  The girl in the Jeep was driving a friend home after a cheerleading performance when getting into that car accident on the first Saturday morning after the new school year had started.  The accident put the 16 year old in a comatose state, upon ‘waking up’ 2 1/2 months later, right before Thanksgiving.  I’m the girl in the Jeep, the young traumatic brain injury survivor.

My car was turning left, past a lane of oncoming traffic when another car came around the corner and didn’t see me…

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Frank Spencer (aka ‘Demon King’) in “King of the Road”

Originally posted on Living With Head (Brain) Injury:

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Picture (left) from one of my first books Here, There and Everywhere (1993)

available at

and   http://www.amazon.com/Here-There-Everywhere-European-adventures/dp/1484811712 (paperback)

and

A day in Frank Spencer’s life… just like one of mine (only joking, though my wife, dear mom and close friends may not agree… and why I’m sometimes, no quite often  also called Frank!)

Also see

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/ill-do-it-my-way-how-i-try-to-simplify-and-manage-my-life/

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

PPS

“Life is far too important a subject to be taken too seriously.”

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Living with Brain Injury

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Originally posted on The Greatest Race: The Race of Life:

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“Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop and admire the view along the way.”

from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/587/ and    https://raceinthezone.wordpress.com

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“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

from https://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/climbing-mountains-chasing-dreams-2/

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