Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just Taking A Break

You may or may not wonder where I've been lately. Just taking a break, I suppose. This time last month I was getting pretty enthused about writing more consistently on my blog. I was working on themes for different days ... a favorite recipe day ... a funny story day ... a serious topic day ... etc. Then my motive got tripped up - well actually it wasn't my motive, but me. In one of my less graceful moments I tripped and broke my ankle. Not just any ankle, but my right ankle (meaning that I have had certain restrictions these last few weeks). Restrictions like I can't drive, I can't go down my basement stairs as often or as quickly (which makes using my home computer difficult), etc.

I'm gonna be fine, but like many situations in my life I've tried to find the positive aspects of this one. Let's see ... people have opened doors for me like they did when I was 8 months pregnant, my husband and daughter offer to clean the dishes after dinner (assuming that I've actually cooked), I've heard some great 'punny' lines, and oh yeah ... I've even been driving the motorized scooter at the grocery store. When I told my mom I was going to drive one she said 'seriously?' and I said 'Uh, yah!'

No matter how much a situation can sometimes inconvenience us it's important, sometimes even vital, to try look at the glass as being 'half full' rather than 'half empty'. I know some people who can't even manage to view the glass as 'half empty' ... they can only see it as 'half empty & there's a whole in the bottom!'. I mean come on ... take a look around us - I look at the recent political happenings on the other side of the world, the tornados in the southern U.S. states, the earthquake in Japan, and any number of the local news stories and I have to stop and think 'Wow, what am I cranky about - all I have is a broken ankle. A mere temporary inconvenience'. My ankle will heal, hopefully the sky will soon turn blue again and perhaps even the sun come back out. I guess I, along with a lot of others, have a great deal to be thankful for.

I won't worry. I'll get myself back on track with my blog, hopefully start taking some outdoor walks soon, and perhaps even get outside and start working in my flower garden in a few weeks (providing I get the fasionable boot off). Minor inconveniences sometimes have a way of getting us back on track when we need it. Whatever your minor inconvenience of the day is: lack of time, motivation, sleep, whatever it is ... well I hope you can look at your glass as half full and get yourself back on track.

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