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Humbling

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I've never been speedy gonzalez, but I feel like it this morning. A few days ago, I sprained my knee and my activity plummeted. When I had to go to work, my walking was either excruciatingly slow or an over pronounced limp. Not pretty at best, but frustrating, woeful and hard not to feel depressed about it. What I kept thinking about though, was one of my friends who broke his leg a couple of YEARS ago and is still going through surgeries and rehab stints. I thought about soldiers who lost their legs and would give one minute to be where I am. In the house, it was not much better, and even yesterday I thought about folks who get trapped in their house because of fear. I was afraid to walk down the steps to leave my house, but I braced myself against the door and the siding on the house and managed to get out. (and miraculously in!)

This morning when I left the house, I stood on the front steps until the neighbors drove away. I did my best to look like I was waiting for someone. ha! When I got enough courage to go, (and it was freezing cold!), I did it with the help of a cane and holding onto the bush and it was so much better than yesterday.

That is how progress feels! It takes over you and when you realize it is so much better than the last time you did it, it is like a tail waggin' (if I had a tail), whoop whoop hollerin' feeling that takes a hold inside of you and you want to SHOUT YESSSSSSSS!!! I DID IT!!!!!!!

It is humbling to take a few baby steps, quite literally, and then feel free enough to walk a few steps. It reminded me to not lean on my power, but to share it with my higher power and continue to believe and improve. This was one of those life changing moments I had this morning on my steps! Yes, you can improve. Yes, you can make progress, and pardon the pun, but I am doing it one little baby step at a time!!!!!!

HURRAH!

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BRADIA 2/28/2013 11:06AM

    I like it so much looking at your positive attitude.
Congratulations.


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CMRAND54 2/23/2013 8:41PM

    You're making progress. You can do it!

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1STARVINGARTIST 2/22/2013 12:25PM

    It is really wonderful how you see the positive in this situation. You are doing so well; keep on going! You will recover before you know it! Congratulations!
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BLITZEN40 2/22/2013 2:13AM

    Way to go getting out and about! Stairs are definitely the trickiest when knee trouble happens. Wishing you a speedy recovery on the sprain! emoticon

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NICOLERZ 2/21/2013 8:49PM

    emoticon Good for you!

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/21/2013 7:10AM

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NORWOODGIRL 2/20/2013 9:52PM

    Great point! Good personal observation. Thanks for sharing - and be careful with that knee. No ballet or high jumps until it is better! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 2/20/2013 7:38PM

    Thanks for posting this you have a wonderful way of expressing your self , it was like I was there with you. Perfectly true, one step at a time.

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DOODIE59 2/20/2013 7:02PM

    Aw, I'm sorry to hear about your knee:( But as usual, you turn this into a motivational tale -- thanks for sharing, and for reminding us that we are fortunate and to remember that the glass is half full. At least half full.
Deirdre

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MICKEYH 2/20/2013 6:25PM

    Sorry to hear you've sprained your leg. Please, take car. Fo proud of your courage to go out side and you've made it !! Hope your leg will heal as soon as possible. Take care.

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MGAL76 2/20/2013 10:34AM

    Keep up the wonderful work girl! emoticon

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LINTPICKER 2/20/2013 10:19AM

    It is always a matter of perspective!

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DIFROMWYOMING 2/20/2013 9:44AM

    You're so right, Mar. The alternative to hobbling along slowly and gaining momentum is to stop trying and lose the ability to walk at all- which is not much of an alternative. Looking on the bright side can bring some sunshine to a day. Love you lady, please take care and don't push too much. emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 2/20/2013 9:43AM

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FUZZIEBEAR3 2/20/2013 9:39AM

    Whoop Whoop, congrats on a small victory, and keep improving every day!


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MAVERICK59 2/20/2013 8:27AM

    I am glad it is getting easier for you my friend.
Take it slow, don't over do.

Hugs,
Belinda

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_KATHY 2/20/2013 8:27AM

    If I had a tail, it would be waggin' for you as well! Yesssssss YOU DID IT. Plus... you reminded me to be more aware and grateful for things I CAN do now as well.
Hugs
Kathy

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