Full Hearts…

Today…I am thankful…and…hopefully…I will be tomorrow…and the next day…and the next…and the next…and every day after that…

Hopefully…I won’t rely on…Thanksgiving Day…or even the entire month of November…to take the time to remember all of the blessings in my life…but…I know…there are days that I will forget…in the midst of life complications…and…just busyness…just how fortunate I am…

In fact…just to be able to write this blog…involves many a blessing…freedom of speech…the internet…health…a computer…electricity…ideas…coffee…and last but not least…Bertha

Who…reminds me…that…yes…I will forget on many days to truly appreciate all that I am and all that I have…but…she says…that’s why there are 365 days in the year…and that as long as I hit more than…183…of them…I’ll be doing alright…

Oh…andBertha…has a Thanksgiving blessing for everyone…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone…may your hearts be even fuller than your tummies!

Jane

Life’s Way…

Yesterday…I didn’t write a blog…I didn’t go for my morning workout…I didn’t get to work on time…and…most importantly…I didn’t feel guilty…

So…what was I doing that was more important…than these important things…well…it all started the day before…with a phone call from Mama…she had fallen…could I bring some bandage supplies on my way home from work…

She has fragile skin…so that didn’t concern me too much…but…her next comment did…wellI did go down on my knee and it’s hurting pretty bad

What can I say…my nurse instincts kicked in…I left work as soon as I could…and went straight to her house…to find a very swollen knee and she could barely hobble…we went to the ER…where it was initially pronounced…not broken…wrapped and we came home…but…I didn’t want to leave her alone for fear she might fall during the night due to the pain and awkwardness of trying to get up…so I stayed the night…

And…as a result…all of the above didn’t happen…and…honestly…as important as each of those things are to me on a daily basis…none of them mattered in that moment…the world didn’t come to an end…when they didn’t happen…

Now…the final report yesterday was…cracked…she’s been to the orthopedic doctor…she’s immobilized…things are being worked out…my sister spent the night…I’m writing my blog…I’m going to work on time…she’ll spend the weekend with me…I’ll make it to the gym…my house will get cleaned…all will be well…

Bertha…smiles knowingly…as she tells me…that…although I can set my priorities…life…will always have a way…of reminding me what’s truly important…

Jane