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Merry Christmas, Even in Hosptals!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I have read a number of posts from folks who are disappointed that they cannot be home for Christmas. They vented their sorrow and frustrations, and that is a good thing.

Your posts are all too familiar with me. I'm glad you were able to express your frustrations. Serious injuries and/or illnesses take a toll upon one's patience and tolerance!!

I have spent Christmas in hospitals a number of times. Once for my own injuries, and three years in a row when Ally was so ill with her cancer.

We all definitely learned that Christmas is truly only 24 hours long, AND the Birth of Christ can be celebrated anywhere.

The nursing staff did everything they possibly could to make it less dreary, and we realized that they, too, were missing their own homes and families in order to take care of those of us who were under their charge.

Looking at their sacrifice, we all felt a bit small when we realized that they were there for US, giving us whatever care and comfort we needed, instead of being with their families.

A new perspective in GRATITUDE!!

That being said, it is still much nicer to be OUT of a hospital during the holidays. But if you are there, try to notice the wonderful gifts you are being given by the staff. As you are learning, there is no gift as precious as that of TIME, and DEDICATED CARE.

Amazingly, many children still go to the "fifth floor" (our name for the hospital) on Christmas day to spread whatever cheer and hope they can to those battling cancer. They say they never want "to forget what they gave me, and how important it is to give time and hope".

And now, my dears, it is time to learn another lesson. And this one is very important! You must learn to write ALL of your schedules and plans in water! You are being taught to be fluid in your plans, and not to sink all your hopes and dreams on a particular day of the calendar.

You can have your dreams and hopes with you at all times, no matter where you are. Your dreams and hopes live WITHIN you, not without! The only thing that changes is the SURROUNDINGS!

Once you master the art of writing your dreams in water, you will find that life flows more easily, and you won't be jerked around when things change. As time goes by, it actually becomes a preferred way to live. You will truly be "Going with the Flow", which is God's desire for us.

And so, Dear Ones, I take this moment in time to with you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HEALING, HEATHY NEW YEAR!

Of course, I add my prayers for you daily emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Great perspective, thank you!
    2675 days ago
    What a wonderful blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    2675 days ago
    Neat blog thanks for remembering and giving gratitude we all need the reminder once in awhile
    Merry Christmas and stay in good health
    One day at a time
    2675 days ago
    What a lovely post! emoticon
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