So, I am not feeling very creative today; hence, “untitled”.
I did not hold the elevator for anyone today as I was not given the opportunity. However, I was quite annoyed by people who take up the whole sidewalk. There was a herd of people coming toward me today at lunchtime. I was almost pushed off the sidewalk. Fortuntely, there is a cobblestone bit beside the sidewalk, so I was not forced into oncoming traffic.
It made me think about my heart though. I know sometimes people are annoying. I am people. I am annoying too. So, maybe I should try and take things more lightly. Not get so annoyed by these little petty things that have no consequence whatsoever. I didn’t stay angry. I enjoyed the rest of my walk over my lunch hour.
I did do a good thing today. A friend of mine is off work due to illness. As I am on vacation next week, I decided to go to the spa. Today I reconfimed that she is able to come. I was planning on going early in the morning until I remembered that she does not do well with early morning. So, we are going late morning. The plan is to get some lunch at a nice restaurant, and then head over to the baths (Finnish spa). We are both very excited.
But, I have definitely been thinking about my heart today, and how it is just not right.
I reconnected with this particular friend only after I had another incident with my lower back. The first incident was surgery. A pretty major incident. After I returned to work post-surgery, I ‘forgot’ all about her. I became too busy with life. This recent incident kept me off work for approximately two months, and then part time for another month. It was when I returned to this low point that I remembered how terrible it is to be off of work, while the world goes on without me. And I thought of my friend, who has been off work since the summer of 2009. How completely unfair.
I am thankful for the reminder to make time for those who are sick. Not because of pity, and not because I am thankful that I have my health, but because it is really horrible to feel ‘left behind’ by a world moving at lighting speed. I know this feeling all too well.
So, off to the spa we go. And it is going to be fun, fun, fun. Unfortunately, we can’t really laugh and talk at the spa, but the car ride and lunch will be wildly fun! I can’t wait.
And, I’ll try to be super cool tomorrow walking down the street. 🙂
Bye for now.