Friday, November 13, 2009

Two Years Past

Two years ago today, my life changed.

I fell while working at the big W. It permanently damaged my right shoulder and other parts. My working life ended.

I've always been a hard worker. I could out last most people half my age when I was at my best. No longer.

So, now that I am past the two year mark, I am feeling sad. I must refocus my life and find a new beginning. I'm still breathing, still walking, still have my sight, etc.

I look at others whose life changed in an instant, too. The lady that was mauled by the human chimp. The Dallas Cowboy coach that is in a wheelchair for life. A sweet lady I met recently.

Bad things do happen to good people.

But, good things can come out of the bad.

We must all focus on the good things in our lives. We live in the greatest Country in spite of it's present troubles. We still have freedom of speech, for now anyway. We have the best armed forces ever in the history of the world.

It's time to close the door, lock it, turn around and start walking, living forward. Even if it is a really big door!


Dinah Soar said...

Yes, it is's hard to take those steps, but each step you take leads you to the next and puts you on the road that leads to life. You just may discover many other wonderful things that you never even imagined let alone dreamed about. It's a matter of acting consciously, even willfully, with the desire and goal being to obtain the fruit of your trial, which in itself is the gift God wants to give you.

Don't focus on what you've lost..focus on what you still have and go from there. Stay busy,
"do the next thing" and make it a point to have fun. In doing so you'll find your mind won't dwell so much on the loss.

Carol said...

Sounds like a great plan to me.