It would be nice to say I have fallen in love but alas, not. I downright fell on cement. Yep, tripped and crashed. OUCH! The fall hurt many body parts: kneecaps, side, arms and especially my right wrist. My dominant wrist. Oh boy, what I have learned from this encounter!
First, attempting to now maneuver my daily routine is pretty challenging. From like driving the car (thank you Belladonna) to feeding myself left-handed with a fork. Even to type this blog is near impossible with one hand. I darn near put my eye out, in attempting to put mascara on with my left hand. Getting jar lids off, Zen’s medicine caps: impossible! So, I called a neighbor for help. Thank you Marge!
Secondly, I am experiencing body movements that I normally take for granted that are now not working. This event has been an excellent reminder of how we can forget how wondrous our body is and its ability to provide countless functions.
And, one of my biggest challenges is getting up off the couch. I normally use both hands to push myself up to stand. Since this has happened, I can no longer use the hand/wrist action as support to push myself into a standing position. Thus, I discovered that my leg muscles have become weakened.
I realized that since I have been so "busy" that I have lapsed into not using the elliptical and stationery bike as I was doing daily. However, the handwriting is on the wall---well, make that on the floor, and with this new body awareness, that I will be back on track literally and figuratively.
Lastly, when I was lying flat-out on the cement floor, I realized how consumed I have been with packing and moving, Zen’s condition, finances and such, that I had completely lost center---my Mojo. Why does it take something out of left field to bring us back home to ourselves and what is truly important?
So once again, a negative happening in my life turns out to be just what I needed to wake me up. I am revaluating everything I do with my thoughts, what I believe and in choosing what to do. It helps to focus and to stop this insanity of being consumed with endless tasks and to: push, push, push! Hello? Appreciation and gratitude for the really important things in my life got lost.
So, take it from me for what I have learned recently: appreciate your body, the simple things, and people in your life. Hug your dog, or wife, and kids. But more importantly, hug yourself. You do that by being kind to yourself with your thoughts, those “to-do lists”, have to and shoulds. They are NOT where life resides man...not at all.