Some may have noticed my absence in the last two days as I have been making 31 daily grateful posts this month. I can explain how this played out and what it has helped me, once again, be grateful for.
There aren’t a lot of details that I can share about how I spent my time except to say that I was on call in the Operating Room at a trauma hospital and put in an extremely long shift. I’m not looking for sympathy here because that isn’t what this is about — sore feet don’t count at all in the big scheme of things. Neither does 3 hours of sleep before your next shift count as that is something that we grow accustomed to.
No the things that REALLY count are the things that matter to you. If you can’t figure those out then try this exercise — if you had 2 hours that you all of sudden had freed up — what would you do? Those are the things that I did today after work — walked my dogs, did a creative project and spent time with my loved one (s).
We need to find that balance that gives us both a living and a life because we truly don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring. It could bring about a deadly car crash or a traumatic event that you would never foresee happening where you live. It could bring about a cancer diagnosis or a heart attack. So really do live life. Tell people you love them. Call your family or visit. Meet your friends for drinks even if you are tired and cranky. Get connected with that “thing” you wanted to do and take steps toward doing it. Keep fit and live a healthy life but don’t give up a piece of brownie on occasion.
My list of grateful has already encompassed my profession and my colleagues — this weekend has brought forth team work that was outstanding. I’ve mentioned before my fabulous supportive husband although that post talked about how he likes to cook. He is also my rock when I need a spot to lean my head and for that alone this weekend I am truly grateful. He came for a walk with me today despite 5 soccer games in 4 days and a sore knee. He gets me, in fact sometimes better than I get myself. I’ve mentioned in another post about friendships and how that tie binds us in life and gives so much to the thread of our being. Family is the backbone and I love mine to the moon and back. The rest of it is all just icing on the cake so I think I should go eat cake.