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It's all about Perspective!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Got a call from school that one of my kids got injured in PE. *Gasp, my poor baby & there goes work!* Been through this before, so I knew to schedule a pediatrician emergency appointment before I left. After pediatrician, we jetted off to the imaging center. I knew from experience which was closest and that walk-in is actually quicker than going through the system to schedule an appointment. Got an X-ray faster than expected and *drum roll please* it's just a sprain!
If I hadn't been through this rigmarole before, I would not have known the shortcuts and I would not have appreciated just how fortunate we were everything proceeded smoothly. I would not have known just how quickly sprains heal and that these days if it's a break you have follow up x-rays to make sure surgery isn't needed. Because I had perspective, what would have been in "Boo hoo, why us??" was instead a "Wow! Lucky us!"

Perspective is so crucial with this whole healthy living and weightloss thing too. While I recently lost a little more weight, I got greedy and wanted to see more loss and faster. I stepped back and remembered the times I gradually gave up tracking ww points, became less vigilant about sugar, and decided to stop weighing myself since it was too upsetting. EVERY time the weight just kept coming back up. It wasn't like I suddenly started eating junk food either. So now I know what a huge victory it is that I not only had a recent loss, but I haven't gained! Even when I went long periods of time without changes, I still kept eating healthy, exercise and tracking most days. What might have felt like a failure years ago, I now see as a triumph that can fuel my perserverance.

I wonder if we can truly enjoy life if we never experience the challenges that give us perspective!
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    I remember those days of kids and sports and other happenings. Perspective is the key!
    145 days ago
    So glad it is sprain and not a break. Way to go on being positive!
    149 days ago
    Yes, it’s all about perspective!
    149 days ago
    There's never any flowers without the rain!

    So glad your kiddo just had a sprain. Fractures/breaks are such an ordeal, and they don[t even hurt as much, LOL. I don't know if you're at all into essential oils, but we find that lavender and peppermint oils cut the healing m of sprains by half (has to be pure)
    150 days ago
    Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. This is my mantra. And you're right also when you say it's how you look at the situation. Experience is such a good teacher, unfortunately, the test comes before the lesson. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    150 days ago
  • HEDSTS58
    Life is a huge classroom. Our days are full of pop quizzes that we learn from. It is all about perspective. Sounds you came through with flying colors. Glad the kiddo will be okay
    150 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    150 days ago
    You're right--if nothing ever happened, we wouldn't learn a thing! So as you say, it's important to be grateful for things that might have once made us wallow in self-pity. I was, and still sometimes am, resentful at any kind of problem, so your blog is a great reminder to accept with courage anything that comes our way. It sounds like you handled the day's events with patience, dignity, and confidence, and I'll bet your child noticed all that, was proud, and learned from it.
    150 days ago
    True, but I have to say there was a point, maybe around 60, where I said 'Okay, I've had enough learning experiences.'
    151 days ago
  • SPICY23
    emoticon 1CRAZYDOG is right: heart rate from normal to extreme in a heartbeat! Glad perspective allowed you to remain calm, injured kids need that more than anything else.

    Stable weight - a victory of sorts but hard to celebrate when there is still so far to go to 'healthy', even with the gift of perspective. I sometimes feel like Willy Wonka's Violet: "I want it NOWWWWW!

    Keep smiling and kicking butt; you are worth it! emoticon

    Peace and Care
    151 days ago
    AMEN AND AMEN! Challenges have such valuable lessons to teach us and they come in handy once in awhile.

    Glad it's 'just' a sprain. PHEW Hope it heals quickly. Amazing how quickly you can get the heartrate to go up when you get calls like that! Quicker than cardio!

    HUGS and hope the rest of the day is uneventful.

    151 days ago
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