Sometimes when we are forced to slow down ... way down ... we are given a lot of time to think and, in turn, see life from a new perspective. We have lots more time to notice things we don't see when we're zooming down life's highway. We are better able to really feel the pain that others might be living with on a daily basis, appreciate the small things and be truly thankful for what we do have.
Since my last post I have been dealing with sciatic nerve pain in my back. It has been a challenge to find ways to sit, walk and sleep comfortably. This morning is the first time I have been able to sit at the computer for any length of time. I just can't tell you how wonderful it feels. I've missed you :-).
This past week hasn't exactly been my idea of fun, but I have had a chance to be reminded that sometimes it's the seemingly small things that really matter and while I'd be stretching the truth to say I haven't had moments of feeling sorry for myself, I will say that this experience has made me see some things in a new light.
A few observations I've made:
- A good night's sleep will never be taken for granted.
- Normal days are the best days and also will never be taken for granted.
- The bird chorus begins at 5:20 a.m. outside my bedroom window. It was perhaps the most beautiful music ever after long and mostly sleepless nights.
- The people I know in real life and blogland who live with pain and/or illness on a daily basis have been in my thoughts more than ever. I know that my little ordeal is nothing in comparison to what so many face.
- My husband's loving support has been a real blessing and will also not be taken for granted.
- Who knew a trip to the DQ could be the highlight of the week?
- And, finally, when gardening, I will never, ever pick up an unbelievably heavy patio stone and haul it across the yard again. . . no matter how badly I want it moved.
At this point I'm cautiously optimistic that I'm on the mend. I have gotten behind in blog reading and hope to slowly start getting around to coming by to see what's new with all of you.
Thanks for listening to my tales of woe.
Hope you are having a great Sunday.