Lessons in Powerlessness

Hi there website world. This is Julie. I have to thank Jennifer for covering for me the last week. My back put me totally out of commission for several days. Lets put it this way…I got a bonus vacation this summer…from Wednesday to Saturday I was in the hospital trying to get things under control (thank GOD it settled down.) Adding insult to injury was the fact that my birthday was on Thursday.For once I had laid out a full day of birthday plans for myself!! I was going to go to the beach, and then head to the Armada Fair to hear my favorite country music star Mr. DeWayne Spaw in concert! So Thursday, the big day, arrives and I still can’t walk. Well..you all know I’m an inspirational kind of lady hence the website :), and I decided it wasn’t going to depress me. So I picked out the positive things of the day. Number one…I was served not only breakfast in bed…but lunch and dinner too!! And it was quiet…no demands, nobody needing me for anything. And they gave me very nice things to help me relax. And my family didn’t forget me or my birthday!!! The day ended with my husband, mom and my two youngest girls and their families showing up with cupcakes and presents. Not the day I had planned, but hey it worked!!! I truly learned the meaning of being powerless last week. Powerless is a topic I talk about a lot in my job. How we sometimes have to just accept that things are what they are and we just have no control. I could have been whiny and pouty or accept what was and deal with it. I chose to deal with it and it made all the difference in the world! So…I guess I am growing too. Now this story kind of has a cool ending because today I was well enough to go to the beach. Doctors orders were to rest and relax and what better place to do it than the beach!! I spent some quality time with my sister and niece and even got to introduce my niece to a little rock collecting (I think I found my rock hunting buddy!!!) We ended the day with a girls only bonfire and smores!!! So while it wasn’t my birthday today, we took the opportunity to just enjoy “being.” It’s important to find time just to “be”!! I encourage you all to try it!!! Hope you all have a wonderful week!! Check out the pictures of our great day!!

Blessings

Julie

Beach day I truly learned the meaning of being powerless last week. Powerless is a topic I talk about a lot in my job. How we sometimes have to just accept that things are what they are and we just have no control. Beach hats Julie and Jen bonfire Liza at Beach

 

Comments

  1. Annemarie Kautz says:

    So glad you were able to enjoy the beach time Julie! You really turned a bad situation into a positive one and that is very hard to do sometimes. Hopefully you will continue to enjoy the everyday moments that make life so joyful! Glad you are doing somewhat better too!!!