I have not walked on my own two feet since 9/28/2012. I’m getting cabin fever and I can’t stand it. Those who know me know that I’m spontaneous, free-spirited, always working on or thinking about something. I know you’re thinking big deal – stop with the broken ankle talk already. Guess what….I agree.
At first I was irritated when people would say – there’s someone worse off than you – you will walk again, some people never will. I was irritated because while sorry about their situations, I’m still stuck in mine and I have feelings too. As the weeks have passed, people have broken hip bones, been in near fatal car accidents because of a jealous boyfriend, been put on ventilators, have faced the possibility of amputated limbs, flat-lined only to be revived, and passed away. All in 24 days.
Which brings me to my main point – things to think about:
Don’t waste time thinking about what you don’t have. Try to focus on what you do have. What’s good, great, or marvelous in your world?! Don’t get caught up in could’ve, would’ve, should’ve when you can enjoy what is unless what is isn’t truly right for you. If there’s a second chance that you need to give someone – do it while you can. If you’re not willing to make time, decide now that you won’t regret it later.
Don’t settle for something or someone because you think it’s the best that you can do. Don’t do something simply because “you’re getting older” and you “might as well”. Do it because you truly want to and you’re certain that it’ll bring you everlasting joy.
Stop wasting time wasting time because time is something that can’t be bought, sold, or recovered. If the person you meant to call, forgive, send flowers to, or say you love means anything to you – do something about it.
Most importantly, be true to yourself. If you need to change a few things to better yourself – get to it. Just don’t let anyone change the essence of who you are or force you to make bad decisions so they can feel better about themselves.
I’ve been accused of being a workaholic. This year I took time to spend a lot of time with family and friends. So while I’m stuck indoors healing, I go back to the beach, back to walks in the park, back to Atlanta to hang with my girls, back to morning brunch on the balcony, back to concert performances, birthday parties, business strategy sessions, etc. All done to be with or support the people who I love . I go back by looking at all of the pictures that I took along the way. I’m glad that I made time – while I was able to as opposed to being stuck here now, either wishing that I had or saying “when I get better, I will”.
I could go on and on but I think you get the point….so do I. So what are you waiting for?!
Keep this in mind: There are 24 hours in a day but a candle can be blown out in 1 second. Think About It!
These are Just My Thoughts~
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