Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A lesson from my sister

I am out of commission for a few days as I get 'purdy feet'! I hope to be back online by the weekend -- please keep checking back. I promise -- if you check back, I'll get writing!

With me this morning I am taking a vision of my eldest sister, J.T. She is the word 'courage' in action. A week ago she had an operation that changed the state of her body. How it operates and how it looks. It was a long time coming. A disease she's carried around with her most of her life finally took its toll, requiring major surgery and alteration to give her a better quality of life.

In the intervening week, as she's recovered, she has been positive, optimistic and upbeat in her outlook about both the changes to her body, and her 'new reality'.

We can all learn from J.T.s attitude and perspective.

Her body has been changed. Her attitude has remained constant. Throughout the pain and trauma, she has held her ground on accepting -- this is my reality. How do I make it work for me?

My surgery is nowhere near as serious. 'They' tell me the pain will be substantial. I get to choose how I respond to it.

I choose, with grace and dignity.

It's a lesson I learned from my sister.

Have a great day. Keep smiling. Keep being your most amazing self and keep making the world a reflection of your beauty!

5 comments:

S L M Moss said...

My prayers go with you this morning Louise. May the surgeons hands be carefully guided and may your recovery be swift and without complication.

Call me if you'd like a distraction, or need anything while your family is at work.

God bless!

Love and hugs,
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi L, dahling! Thinking of you and your surgery... sending all good and swift healing wishes your way, sending to JT as well! She is inspiration, indeed!

Much love, big kisses and bear hugs!
BA ox xo

Faye Rodocker said...

Good luck on your surgery and a speedy recovery

I still want to talk to you about the passion test when you get better

Hugs

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Louise
Sorry to hear you are out of touch...just wanted to let you know that I made it to Toronto safely. My daughter Jen gave me your message that you said hello.
Take Care and hope you recover quickly and not too much pain. Surround yourself with comfort and Self care and sending cyber hugs all the way from Ontario your way :)

Hugs
Kim

CZBZ said...

Well wishes for a speedy recovery and Purdy Feet!

Take care of yourself!


Love,
CZ