Just a chance remark, but it's all in your perspective!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Dad went with me in this morning's rain to my doctor's appointment. I had parked the car and was making my way up the curb with my cane, when a gentleman, probably about my own age, came out of the office door. Even though I had my head down watching where I placed my feet, I know my Dad was standing a pace away watching over me. Perhaps because he could see my difficulty and my Dad's concern, the gentleman offered to assist me. I thanked him but assured him I was OK. Just before he turned to get into his own car he said, "Well I always offer to help, because you never know if you'll end up like that yourself."

I know he meant no malice whatsoever, but in that split second I saw myself as he must have seen me. I've had that chance remark on my mind off and on all day. I'm sure he saw a woman with a cane bent in the rain and wind climbing up the sidewalk, perhaps struggling in his mind. And that is the irony of perspective!

As I walked into the doctor's office I was thinking he had no idea of the journey I've been on these three years! It was three years ago Dec 8th that I was struck with a mystery virus that crippled me, blinded me and tried to break my spirit with a host of weird symptoms. At one point I could not even turn over in bed. It's been a long slow ride but I am walking, regained my sight and am able to use both hands. They are telling me that in another year or two I may be back to my pre-virus state. My glass is not only half full, it is simply overflowing with God's grace and blessings. I may look like a turtle, but in my mind I am a very grateful, very happy gazelle. I'm not just walking - I'm dancing!

Yes indeed, my life has changed. When I was out sick I eventually lost my job. I had a moment of panic before I turned it over to God and waited to see what was in store for me. The Lord always provides and now I have so many things for which to be grateful. I have lots of time for my church activities, Family Promise and most of all to spend my days with my wonderful Dad. He lives next door and is a blessing in himself!

My glass is always half full and I can usually find humor in all but the most dire of situations. This gentleman's remark today made me smile. He had no way to know that what he saw was really a woman healing. He did me a favor in reminding me of what a glorious road I am traveling guided by God's loving hand.
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  • JOYFUL78
    what an INCREDIBLE testimony. you are such an inspriation to people and to me. thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much

    ((((((((((((((( genuine hugs to you ))))))))))))))))))))))

    2948 days ago
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    So true ... perspective is everything! Your attitude toward your challenges and the progress you have made is so encouraging!
    2950 days ago
    You have an awesome attitude!
    2950 days ago
    Good for you! You have the right attitude.
    2950 days ago
    If this happens again maybe you could share your story with that person. I think it would enlighten someone like him because he obviously wants to be of service and help even if his understanding of what is going on is off.
    2950 days ago
    I "liked" this blog! I learned this morning how strong you are! And, I can see why you would feel so blessed to have your Dad there. I bet this experience has made you closer.

    Thanks for sharing!
    2951 days ago
    I need to work on getting a perspective like yours. Sometimes the tiniest remark (even if they meant it kindly) can send me off in a massive strop.
    You have a lovely view on life : )
    2951 days ago
    What an amazing story.
    So inspirational.
    Angels come in all forms. You were an Angel for this man.
    May God Bless you and continue to walk with you on your path to good health.
    2951 days ago
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