Wow! sometimes we don’t really know how much we take for granted in our lives.
That is until we get sidelined as I did when I ended up with a broken foot a couple weeks ago.
My last doctor visit was a downer as the doctor asked me, “what didn’t I understand about staying off my foot”?
My dear readers, there are times one has to sorta put a little weight on both feet, especially when getting up from a chair…
….or even more difficult, getting up from the commode.
Ok, I know TMI.
But I am just keeping it real folks.
I also would wheel my knee scooter up to the kitchen sink and then stand on both feet…with most of my weight on my good foot.
Apparently that was a big “no-no” !!!!
I am not the type to sit (with my foot propped up) doing nothing when I can see so many things that need to get done.
However, I meekly agreed with the doctor that I did not want surgery with screws in my foot.
Which is what he threatened if I didn’t listen to doctor’s orders.
The good news is, I have my lap top and I can work on my blog, read back issues of subscription magazines or catch up on letter writing…yes, I still write letters as well as emails.
I have a few older relatives who have not ventured into the electronic age and yes, GASP!!!! They do not have computers.
So I write letters (on my computer) and print them off and post them.
At Christmas, they usually get hand written letters inserted in their cards ….unless I am so busy I don’t get them all done. 🙁
It is an almost forgotten art, along with drive in movies and screen doors that bang as kids go in and out in the summertime.
And I have drawn up so many plans that may or may not get implemented, but I love the planning, almost as much as I do the actual implementing.
I also admit to getting a bit of cabin fever, but the preparation for getting in the car can be exhausting.
I scooter out on my scooter (down a step or two and bump and twist over pavers, etc) and I am not talking about the getting in the car process.
I don’t drive yet…and so I am a back seat driver, with my foot propped up on the seat, which is a chore also. (seat belt & cushioning etc)
The good news is this too shall pass, as I will be ambulatory in a few weeks, (or months).
Many people live their lives in wheel chairs, I don’t want to complain about a temporary inconvenience.
So this being Sunday, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite verses that I believe are applicable to my situation.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
These three short verses are about God’s will for our lives.
We should not be grumbling or complaining about any of our circumstances.
Rather, we should be mindful of why we should be joyful.
We should take our needs to the Lord in prayer and we should be grateful.
Many times we can become bitter or have a bad attitude when in fact, God’s will for us is for us to be thankful, prayerful and to find the joy in all we do.