Friday, September 18, 2009

Start of the Holidays

Feeling a little flat tonight. I tore a hamstring in my leg at the gym on Wednesday night and will be spending most of my holidays laid up resting so that it will heal. I was to drive to Brissie tomorrow with a friend and catch up with my kids for a few days, but that had to be canned today after visiting my doctor. I feel so disappointed that I an not only not getting to see my kids but am letting my friend down at the last minute also, She has been really understanding but I still feel very disappointed.

I also feel really frustrated that I cannot go back to the gym for at least a month, and being realistic it will probably be longer than that. It seems that just when I get back into a exercise routine something haappens to turn it upside down. This is the third time it has happened this year.

You don't realize how much your whole body is affected when one part of your body is injured. It really gives meaning to the the bible passage in 1 Cor 12

12The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13For we were all baptized byc]">[c] one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

26If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

Still although the thought of spending my whole holidays laid up does not appeal to me, I know that God has looked after me. The doctor told me today that I would probably need a couple of weeks off work anyway, so at least this way I don't loose all my sick leave. Secondly Steve will be on holidays so will be around to lend a hand. I will also be able to read to my hearts content without feeling guilty that I am not up doing things around the house. As I am pretty much bed ridden ( can't sit up so can't scrapbook) I will also get to have some much valued GOD time. I must admit I am thankful for my laptop - as I cannot get down the step into my office to my computer there, so at least I will still be able to keep on top of a few things.

I am also blessed in having a wonderful Christian doctor who saw me on her afternoon off, and extra blessed too in that the Physio had a cancellation next week, so could slot me in and I don't have to wait for three weeks to get an appointment.

Thank God for friends - they really do encourage you, I received this email from one of my close friends today. So appropriate for me today especially when I was feeling a little sookie and sorry for myself. It really does help put things in perspective.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with The Divine. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; The Divine never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".
26. Always choose life.
27. Forgive everyone everything.
28. What other people think of you is none of your business.
29. Time heals almost everything. Give it time and more time.
30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
32. Believe in miracles.
33. People love you because of who you are, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
34 Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
35. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
36. Your children get only one childhood with you.
37. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved and were loved.
38. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
41. The best is yet to come.
42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
43. Yield.
44. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Written By Regina Brett


Melanie September 20, 2009 at 7:27 PM  

I hope you are feeling better Karen, I know its a long road to recovery but I really hope your not in too much pain.

I love that email you shared, it is all so true.

Chrissy September 28, 2009 at 10:13 PM  

Oh honey!!! I knew you'd injured your hammie BUT this is the first I've seen of the pics...oh my! You poor sweet love. Praying for you (and Chloe of course)...what a holiday indeed!

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