Taking some time more often than usual to look around in our lives, is something that can be very beneficial and valuable for us to do. Just taking a few moments now and then to pause the craziness in our lives and look around at all the things that will be helpful to us.
This quote jumped out at me and I'm a firm believer that as long as we are looking, things that we need to see do make an appearance - then it's up to us to recognize that and grab a hold of it and use it. This unknown quote is something that did just that for me.
As I look ahead to having my back surgery this week, I must say it’s amazing to have so many thankful thoughts and feelings flooding over me. Looking at others that I met at a pre-surgery class that I went to last week, that they will be having the same surgery as I am and to see the different circumstances that they are going through compared to me. Amazingly grateful and feeling very blessed.
I am definitely hopeful as I look ahead to after the surgery is complete. I will have a very long recover period where I will not be in school and I’ve told my principal that I will still have my hand on things from home for some of the time I will be out. This has also led me to know how truly grateful I am that I have a job that I’m very passionate about. It has struck me as to how much I will miss my students, working with them, helping them, getting to know them, seeing them understand things, see positive changes they are making, etc. My coworkers are my friends as they are the ones that I spend a huge amount of time with – I will be missing them too.
The looking around to be helpful is something that I have prided myself on my entire teaching career. Now I’m the one that will need some help. It brings me to tears as I am writing this as I have my wife and my family. My wife will be taking some time away from her job to help me as I get back home after my hospital stay. My son and daughter will be home from college for a few weeks, they will be around to help me and my wife out. My mom too will be helping out along with other family members, friends and neighbors that have told us they will do whatever we need. This also ties into the thankful and grateful part. I cannot understand at times how lucky and blessed I am. Both for having a job that I care deeply about working with my students, but also all the fabulous people in my life that are there for me when I need them and are there other times for us to do things together and help each other at the different stages in our lives.
These quotes of the week always make sense (at least to me) to start a week off on a Monday with. This quote especially should be one that you should take a moment or two and let it sink in a little. (all of these that I find I feel the same too – but this one is a little extra special) Then let me and others know what does it mean to you – how can you use this to make some changes this week and beyond that will pay some huge dividends sooner or later in your life.
So if you are reading this in the next couple of days – have me in your thoughts would you please – say a prayer if you are inclined to do that, for I will appreciate all of them.