Wednesday Wisdom

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!