As I sit in my living room still recovering from surgery I'm trying to squash my impatience and irritability! I'm not healing as fast as I want and I'm suffering from nerve endings that are awakening and debilitating fatigue. I know in order to overcome this impatience I need to shift my focus from negative thoughts to more positive ones. I need to think of things I'm grateful for. I know looking for good things, even in bad times, will keep me joyful! Here are just a few of those things:
letters, cards, emails, texts - from church friends,
family, and online friends near and far
good food - meals brought to our home
and prepared frozen meals
(you know, some of them aren't too bad!)
warm weather - beautiful days
that I've been able to sit outside,
breathe the fresh air, and
soak in a little sunshine
waterproof surgical tape - I don't know what
I'd do without my hot morning showers that
bring relief to aching muscles.
dissolving stitches - oh, yes!! no removal of stitches for me!
Tylenol - I've been able to control my
discomfort with Tylenol instead of continuing
stronger pain medication which makes me loopy.
blogging - with limited right arm movement I needed to find something relatively easy to satisfy my creative side which is rather bored right now! Voila! Blogging! I've been lax for several months with my blog, but this time of recover has brought back the joy of blogging!
prayers and thoughts - I know the power of prayer
and appreciate all that have been spoken for my healing.
flowers - I've enjoyed two beautiful bouquets which I've spent some time photographing. Jerry set up a table near a window and with the use of my tripod I can manage my bigger camera.
And, then there's you!
I'm so very grateful that you
continue to read my words
and leave such kind comments.
I'm beginning this day with joy in my heart
for the blessings I have!
When you shift your focus
from what is absent
to what is present,
from what is missing
to what has been given,
from what you are not
to who you are…
abundance is yours,