Saturday, November 02, 2019
Looking back the past few months, my path in life has been a bit crazy. Recovering from a cervical 5 level fusion surgery in the middle of June has not been easy. I am constantly uncomfortable, my neck is stiff though I do have mobility to drive but I depend on my screen for reversing. I cannot turn my neck to the degree that I use to pre surgery. Eighteen years ago I had a three level cervical fusion. So now today, with a total of an 8 level fusion, my neck really and truly is annoying. Physical Therapy was a bomb; I was given some exercises and then walking papers after 4 visits. I am doing the exercises but feel no improvement.
Such is life…..
I read a short and simple blog today (not from this site,) from one of my favorite all time blogger. She titled is “Things Of Beauty,” with a list of four beautiful and thoughtful situations. I’d like to cut and paste what she wrote to share it with you and hopefully it will spark your spirit somehow.
1. During courtship, a male Adelie penguin presents his chosen female with a pebble as a gift. If the female accepts, they mate for life.
2. In a Connecticut jail, more than 600 inmates are spending their days training service dogs to pass along to those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
3. If you die in Amsterdam with no next of kin, and/or no one to mourn for you, a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral.
4. You, today.
All four listed are heartwarming, but the forth: “You, Today” truly hit home. How often we miss the chance to do something for ourselves when our mind is filled with obligations and for me, just being uncomfortable all the time. We must find time to hug ourselves, giving credit in the hopes of becoming or staying healthy on our journey. It is “You, Today” my friends. So consider doing something that will fill your heart as it should.