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Lessons to learn...

August 27th, 2012

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Ever since I broke my foot, about 3 weeks ago, I am trying to find the reasons and lessons behind this event. I truly believe that things happen for a reason and we can always draw a lesson from the challenges that we face. I feel this is my opportunity to practice what I believe in!

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Although I do not consider myself a type "A" personality and I am pretty laid back in general, I realize that I am always in action, always doing something, always busy, whether that means: tending to my kids, or cleaning the house, or writing my blog, I am always "doing" something. Of course, having 4-year-old twins keeps me busier than I ever imagined I would be, but even before I became a mom, I was always busy.

Now, with a broken foot and having to manage my kids, my house, and my own needs at an incredibly low speed, I am trying hard not to become frustrated. I have the help of my wonderful and loving husband who is really amazing and has been in charge for the past 3 weeks, but this week he is back at work, and luckily, my kids are back in school too.

Nevertheless, I am wondering how am I going to get anything done while they are in school and how on earth will I manage my 2 little bundles of energy after school, with only one foot to get me around. The simplest things like carrying a glass of water is a real challenge for me now, my hands are on my crutches so I can't use them for anything else, and if I need to use my hands I have to hop around or crawl on the floor.

It is funny how life sometimes forces you to slow down, maybe that is what I needed, maybe I had to learn to slow down, "do" less and "be" more, spend more time with myself and accept things just as they are, because there are some things we can't change and we can't get away from, like a broken foot for instance.

I feel lucky, however, that what I have is only temporary and I know I will be back to normal soon, Even though I find it extremely challenging to do little things, I know this won't last and that is a great relief, something to be thankful for.
I think of less fortunate people that have to deal with a life-lasting handicap, and that definitely puts things into perspective for me. Sometimes we need to loose a little in order to appreciate what we have. My loss is temporary and I have never appreciated my good health and my perfectly working body as much as I do now.

We are all in a journey of ups and downs and the key is to manage the "downs" with more peace, true acceptance and an open heart, so that we can bring out clarity and act in ways that will help us grow, as opposed to sink into despair, frustration and hopelessness.

So in this posting, I just wanted to share with you my journey, my own little battles and my present time challenges, just to keep things into perspective.My personal conclusion for today is that I need to slow down, learn to accept my given situation, and be grateful for what I have, those are 3 very important life skills, so if this experience allows me to become better at mastering them, then it is worth it!

I hope you are all well and healthy and remember to be thankful for all the little things you can do, don't take them for granted, appreciate it!

Have a great week!

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