Saturday, May 15, 2010

things i've been taking for granted

Bending over and straightening up again.

Sitting for long periods of time without pain.

Getting up in the morning and walking without a hitch in my gitalong.

Sleeping in any position I want.

Using ice only for my drinks.

Lifting the toilet lid first thing in the morning...not having to use my foot.

Picking up a dish from the table and standing up--not the other way around.

Not needing to ask someone else to do simple tasks for me.

Being able to mow the lawn.

Sitting on the couch with my feet up to watch a movie.

Crossing my legs.

Unconsciously putting on my shoes...

...and getting dressed.

And if you take any of these things for granted, may you continue to be so blessed.


Kathryn Grace said...

It's really true, we don't know how blessed we are with good health until we lose it. Like you, I no longer take most of the things on your list for granted. As my soon-to-be 87 year old mother says, getting old is the pits. Sometimes, uncharacteristically, she uses a different descriptor.

Sending many good wishes for healing energy to surround you, and an extra bushel of love for good measure.

Joan said...

Hope you are back to your "old" self again really, really, soon! I'm sending good vibes your way!

Deb Shucka said...

Did I read this wrong? If so, I'm sending prayers that you learn pain's lessons quickly and find your way back to blessed relief soon.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

You're really right, it's so important not to take ANYTHING for granted!