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I still have a dream

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Last night I had a dream. It was a long one, and rounded several corners . . . but they all directed me to one powerful message.

In my dad's final years, doctors, physical therapists and family alike encouraged him to do what he could do -- limited though they were -- assuring him that whatever he did would be beneficial to him as the days went on.

Simply stated -- if he didn't use it, he'd lose it.



It was very discouraging and frustrating for us to watch dad (in his stubborn-ness??) not do the things he should that would help him, yet continue to take risks by doing things he should NOT.

For example, he refused to do simple light weight-bearing exercises, leg lifts, etc.; yet he would attempt to negotiate the hazardous steps (while no one was watching) . . . often with painful results.



In my dream last night, the message I got was clear and pointed . . . in my own way, I have been doing the very same thing.

There are things that I could have been doing all along that would have been beneficial to me as my days go on.

I can remember being in my 20's, thinking . . . when I turn 30, I'll start doing this or that.



And suddenly, it's today.

And in a few weeks, I will be 64 years old (and don't think for a second that i think I'm ready for pasture!!!)



There are things that I could be doing now that I have not been doing.

And I'm thankful that my dream reminded me of that! And that it's not too late.



I still have today.



And I want to make the best of it.



Because I REALLY want the rest of my life to be the best of my life!



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