Finding irony in coincidence
Saturday, February 29, 2020
My feed post this morning was "Be the best version of you". I posted this before I did my Lenten daily meditation which took this from a general motivational thought for the day and turned it into a deeper look inside myself. "Imagine how life would be if you were thriving physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Are you fully alive?" It made me think back over the last 3 years. About 3 years to when I first received some ugly news from the doc. It took me about a year to turn that something ugly into something that made thrive. What I did not realize at that time was that I was not really thriving. I had tied my emotional well being in to my physical well being, and completely threw my intellectual and spiritual well being out the window like garbage. That came to a screeching halt when I received an early morning phone call that my college aged kiddo had been in a wreck and was being taken to the hospital by ambulance. During the kiddo's 6 month recovery period my focus changed to prioritizing intellect (dealing with doctors, PT, and negotiation with stubborn kid pride) and spirit (Lord, please bring your healing and let us make it through this). (Kiddo is doing well by the way and currently working on senior year.) Upon reflection of these past few years, I figure if I can group these 4 aspects by 2s, then there is hope that I will be able to put all 4 together so that I know what it feels like to be totally alive and make me the best version of myself.