From the book Underwater: When Encephalitis, Brain Injury and Epilepsy Change Everything

Music and memory can be friends. 

What are your favorite songs? Why do you like them? 

What are the songs which best describe your own underwater story? Why did you select those songs? 

What part of the song brings tears? What part brings laughter? What part brings hope? 

What can you do today, tomorrow, this week, this month, and this year to add a verse of hope to your underwater life song? 

Make a list. Select ten goals or steps you can take to pursue a better life now—refusing to be controlled by what you cannot control. 

Play the music. 

Sing the song. 

And remember, you are crafting the lyrics yourself.