I'm in a reflective mood today. That could be because I have nothing else to do! While visiting my brothers' family in Texas, I slipped getting out of the hot tub & shattered my ankle, resulting in surgery.
That little mis-step occurred exactly one week ago today. My niece & I had driven back to Kilgore from Austin. We both were looking forward to a long soak in the jacuzzi. I had just got in....& decided I'd better put my dog's collar on her....& RUSHED out to grab her. Lesson #1......DON'T RUSH! It did me absolutely no good to hurry out of that tub....not to say I wouldn't have fallen anyway....but I certainly increased my chances!
I had PLANNED to be away from home for a week. Now that I can't drive I don't know when I'll be home. Lesson #2.....always bring my prescriptions with me! Fortunately, I have a good friend who is mailing them to me.
Lesson #3....acceptance! This is always a struggle for me.....but the more I resist....the harder it is. I have to accept that I need help! Along with that comes Lesson #4....resist asking why!!! Instead of asking why....I'm asking myself what? What can I learn from this experience?
Lesson #5......be THANKFUL! This entire week I've had SO MUCH to be thankful for! I'm so thankful I have people who care about me....through hands on help, texts, cards, visits, gifts, prayers, fb posts, & provision! It can ALWAYS be worse, right?!!!!
I hope to gain a lot of wisdom as I go through this journey. Instead of just RUSHING to get back to normal, I want to LEARN from this experience....WHATEVER it is the Lord wants to show me. I want to have my eyes & ears attentive & not RESIST the lessons!