Don't wait to feel better, Live Life NOW
The last month has been rough. I’ve had a sinus infection + bronchitis (2 doc visits + 1 round of steroids + 1 round of antibiotics), then broke my foot, then had inflammation in the break, causing excruciating pain for 3 days (2 trips to ER, 2 trips to the specialist, 3 different pain meds every 3 hours, even over night + ice & elevation for one week) Plus, I’ve been on new meds to try to help my seizures & migraines, but the new meds affect my sleep & my moods. To say that I’ve been struggling is an understatement.
I find myself often thinking about “when I get better.” “When I feel healthier. When I don’t have as many seizures. When my hormones are in sync. When I lose some weight. When I get my meds figured out. When I’m not so tired all the time. Someday...”.
My mindfulness practice tries to teach me to live not in some future moment, which may never come, but to accept & honor this moment, the only one we really every truly have. In this moment, I can choose to be thankful for the things I do have. I can choose to be grateful for the people who have gathered around me to help. I can choose to be thankful for my job, and my home, and my friends & family, and the many blessings in my life that are here NOW.
Tonight, I’m trying to keep thinking about how I can be present, and focus on being happy where I am, in this moment.