Where I Need to Go

feetI almost gave up on my goal to write a blog post every day for the month of November in NaBloPoMo and it’s all because of my foot. I have been successful in planning my posts and organizing my ideas so I have something to share every day then, BOOM I fell.

I have had this pain in my heel and it was getting worse by the day. I knew I would have to go to the doctor and probably get another cortizone shot in the bottom of my foot. The needle is big and painful and I really wanted to avoid it. Nope, not after flailing arms and flying keys in the parking lot of a huge mall left me kissing the pavement this past weekend. I had bloody knees and painful feet and I knew I would have to visit Dr Needle for my shot.

I pretended to be an adult and I went to the doctor first thing on Monday. I got the shot and promised Dr Needle that I would follow all of his orders and wear the special shoes with orthotics. I love to go barefoot. No more bare feet! Boo!  I am recovering and feeling better little by little so I felt like I could refocus on my blog.

I was unhappy that one little derailment in my life kept me from posting for 3 days. I am back and I hope to keep on posting. In the end I am grateful that I bounced back so quickly. When I was in serious pain I though about each step I took and reevaulated paths througout the day. I don’t take my feet for granted and thankfully they still get me where I need to go.

 

Gratitude

“Gratitude matters.

A grateful heart is a contented heart. A contented heart is a simple heart. And a simple heart leads to a simplified life.

Gratitude opens the door to simplicity. A person who is grateful for the things they own will care for them, enjoy them, and waste less energy seeking more. They will experience fulfillment in the gifts they already possess rather than looking outside themselves for more.

But we live in a culture that preaches discontent. A consumer culture will always attack gratitude—if they can sow discontent in our lives, they can sell us their new product line or latest version with new improvements.

In contrast, those who can find gratitude in their current existence will be less influenced by those empty promises.”

Joshua Becker at  becomming minimalist

I am inspired to make more of an effort to recognize and record things I am grateful for in my life.

1. family

2. my furry babies

3. pretty good health

4. quiet time with the hubs

5. rainy days off from work