Friday, April 20, 2012

"Refuse to waste energy in worrying and you will have strength to spare."
                                                                               ~Anonymous what a fitting quote right now.

 I was working at a great hospital years ago in the Short Procedure Unit. Many people came through that area daily, some with little worry, coming in for a minor procedure but many others not so. A major surgery scheduled, some waiting for answers that will only be determined after surgery. I  remember the concern and uncertainty on the faces of these people, the worry and fear of what is to come. I would calmly reassure them of what to expect, hold their hand, answer their questions to the best of my knowledge.

But one of the things I remember so vividly was a huge poster hanging on the wall of the unit. On it was a very large picture of a rocking chair, an old wood rocking  chair and next to it were the words, " Worrying is like a rocking chair, you just keep rocking and rocking but not getting anywhere"....I wish I knew who said that quote. I think of that quote often and how fitting it was for that area where I worked at the time. All these many people worrying about their surgeries, the outcomes,  their recovery times , etc.

I only hoped that that quote and the reassurance that I tried to bestow upon them brought them some reprieve from their worrying.  I always reminded them to look at that poster. I wish I had a copy of that poster today......

Friday, April 13, 2012

Did you ever feel so "unbalanced", that things in life were just "too full" at the moment? That you need to find that even keel to get things back on track?  How do you find balance again in your life? Is it through inspiring quotes, time spent with family, organizing the things in life that are in disarray? Sometimes things in life do just get too full, too much going on at once. You can feel it within your whole family.  Sometimes you just need to take a step back and reevaluate your surroundings, take a good look at what is around you and try and put things back in order to create that balance that we all so deserve and need in our lives. Take a look at the kids schedules, your schedule and revamp that in a way that is doable and enjoyable so life just doesn't keep on passing by.
Keep "being present", my motto for 2012 .....I need to "be present" in all things to keep my life in balance! Now on to fix that scale of mine....

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Life is so full at the moment....busy planning, working, entertaining, relaxing with friends and family...just being! Here it is the second week of April. My does the time go so fast anymore....