The Gifts We Take for Granted

I’ve had this blog in my head for over a week now, and I’ve been putting it off because I’ve been doing exactly what I’m blogging about right now, enjoying the gift of time.

I have quit the waiting game.  This is not to say I know when or where I’ll be treated, yet.  I’m just not going to be doing the ‘waiting’ anymore.  I am going to enjoy the time I’ve been given to just relax and bond with my youngest child.  I am going to use this time to get my focus back on my health, mental and physical, rather than stewing about what’s next.  The fact is, I know I will get this treatment, I just don’t know when or where.  That will fall into place.  My job is to stay healthy and positive.

The truth of the matter is, no one knows what will happen to him or her next week, and they just don’t realize it.  So why am I wasting time worrying about it?  Wasting is an apt word for what people do when they worry.  Worrying is a time sucker, and a recipe for depression.  Being proactive is what I need to be.

I will be proactive by making sure I am as healthy as possible when I go into the procedure.  I ran today for the first time in months.  I’m doing yoga again, and I’m enjoying being able to sleep and rest as much as possible.  I’m especially enjoying my time off!  I am in a lot less pain now that I’m not working every day and so stressed out, so that frees me up to do something positive for me, like making juice out of fresh veggies, doing yoga, and meditating.

Often we find ourselves in a rut, a funk, a depression, and generally feeling overwhelmed.  A lot of the time you don’t really know why, or can pinpoint it to one single event, it’s just everything all put together.   This happens to everyone.  Luckily, I could pinpoint what was going on with me; I was playing the waiting game.  Well, no more!  I quit!  And that is a good thing.  Life will go on, and I don’t want to be left behind.  I want to take full advantage of this gift of time I’ve been given to focus on taking care of my family and me.  And I’m going to enjoy it!

My challenge to you all this week is find a gift that life has bestowed upon you that you have been overlooking or taking for granted.  Find that gift, and take advantage of it!  I would love to hear what you come up with!  🙂


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