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As You Travel Through Life

Friday, February 05, 2010

As You Travel Through Life


As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.

There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles and take a step forward
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead

There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!

Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,

Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things that you've never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.

So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day...
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back! You're not going that way!

i have had several challenges that were unexpected that has made my journey more difficult for me but i must plod along as best as i can set backs or not.....am still awaiting the results of the knees scans and will see my family dr next friday........i have been unbale to exercise due to the increase in pain even though the swelling has come down..........i tried this week without success and will give the pool another try on Tuesday and see how it goes........

i know i would certainly be in a very different place than i am now ...........
it is all thanks to everyone on the teams and of course all the inspiration from so many here on sparkpeople,that is what keeps me going and coming back everyday..............saw this on another post somewhere and liked it as it seemed appropros ...........
" I will get there; I’m just taking the scenic route :) "
wishing you all well as we journey here together..........
blessings and hugs..............lita

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    3585 days ago
    Oh I so wish I could send my aqua therapist to you. He is amazing! I hope you can work out in the pool. It is what keeps me going. I think I am on a detour and hopefully will get back on the direct route soon.
    3632 days ago
    Lita I am so sorry to hear that your knees are causing such difficulties and pain. I do hope that the doctors can resolve the problems and be able to give you some relief and get those knees working again. You have such a positive attitude and are so supportive of others adding joy to our days. Do take care, hugs, Sandy
    3633 days ago
    Lita you are amazing. You are always posting these great poems that say so much. I am sorry to hear your knees are bothering you so much. There are a lot of chair exercises you can do that doesn't put any pressure on your knees.

    I like your scenic route comment. Just like life, there are many routes to a single destination. When my friend and I used to go on weekend jaunts we always said we never got lost we just went on scenic routes because we always ended up where we were going. Keep up the great work.
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    3633 days ago
    Wow Lita this is so life in the real, thank you so much, really!
    Will pray for you daily until you are better for healing and pain relief. My friend just had knee surgery and then hip surgery so I have seen the pain. Feel so bad for you! We Love you and are here for you, always an open ear to listen! BIG HUGS! emoticon
    3633 days ago
    "trying to pack up my troubles and take a step forward" --- Ooh, I can relate. I hope the doctor gets you back on your feet again soon!
    3633 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    I sure hope the doctor has some answers for you. I'm so very sorry that you are in so much pain.
    Take gentle care of yourself.
    3634 days ago
    I loved this. I am so trying "to pack up my troubles and take a step forward."

    I am sorry you are in such pain. I hope your scans come back with a definitive answer as to what is going on and what can be done to alleviate the pain. I wonder why it is more painful now that the swelling has gone down? I hope your knee mends soon!

    Do you have a set of weights at home that you can at least sit down and do some reps with the weight targeting different muscles? You might not be able to put weight on the knees but I can do over 45 mins. of different weight exercises for my upper body including my abs and waist sitting down in a chair with the weights. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 2/5/2010 11:42:46 PM
  • AUNTC321
    I am off to my new adventure in just over a week. I really loved the posting and especially the very end. I am also taking the scenic route - but I am enjoying the journey. Chris
    3634 days ago
    Lita, There is no doubt in my mind that you will regain your fitness prowess within due healing time. Claiming it. Take this time to relish and reflect and most certainly, engage the pool gingerly. So healing to not only the body, but the soul. Take some time to just float on your back and BE in the water with gratitude. This is my Sunday meditative routine that has proven to be so restorative. This is time for restoration. Take that time. This life is a journey, not a race. There is only ONE you...
    3634 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear that you've hit some life road blocks. We're here for you if you need us and I know you will do a great job!
    3634 days ago
  • MS5835
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem. I also like your comment about taking the scenic route. I feel that way too. I know how frustrating it is to be limited in your activities from the knee pain, but hang in there and hopefully your doctor will have some answers for you. Please keep us posted on the results of your MRI. Have a wonderful weekend.
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    3634 days ago
    I love your comment that your taking the scenic route. That really describes me too. We didn't get this way overnight.
    3634 days ago
    Thank you for sharing a very nice poem. Love the picture too. Hope all is going well for you. Wishing you a wonderful weekend too.
    3634 days ago
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