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!