March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Be good to your head. Feed it well with nourishing food. Go outside to get some fresh air flowing through your cells. Challenge your brain to perform. Remember; it’s never too late to learn and learning is an excellent brain activity.
Tragically, brain injuries happen to good people every day. Some, like the incredible Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, recover. Life is never the same as before, but recovery is a miracle for marvel in our mystifying brains.
Like Cancer, brain injuries are non-discriminatory. Brain injuries can occur as the result of a painful but ordinary bump on the head. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a blow or a jolt to the skull that disrupts normal brain function. The Brain Injury Association of America (www.BIAUSA.org) encourages individual understanding of brain injuries.
Let’s take a moment, using our reflective brain power, to be grateful. If you are reading this, you likely have not suffered a brain injury. But you may know someone who has. According to the BIAUSA, 1.7 million people sustain brain injuries in the U.S. each year. This figure includes 475,000 children. The statistics reported by the BIAUSA are staggering.
Be good to your brain today and everyday. It’s mysterious, deep, and thought provoking to think about it. Day to day I for one, rush here and there from one thing to the next. You can probably identify with that. Well, it’s our glorious brain that makes it possible for us. Life can change in a heartbeat or a brain wave. Enjoy your day.