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!