Mindfulness on a Broken Ankle
I know that those that have visited my site over the past few months have noted many items out of stock. There is also a message that my family is helping to ship out orders after I had a nasty fall on October 12th.
The image above was from a storm where I had backyard damage. I had broken my right ankle going down some not so good stairs in my back yard. So, after two surgeries, rehab, and in a wheelchair at a friend’s house, I was finally given the go-ahead to start walking on my right leg. Yes, I can stop hopping around on one leg and put that foot finally back on the ground. 🙂
Well having walked on two legs for the past 71 years and off my feet for 3-1/2 months I am learning how to walk again. I feel like a toddler some days. You would think it would be easy to just get up and walk but no. My muscles are still tight in my foot and the sole is a bit numb. This will definitely be a learning experience to walk and balance again.
This event besides being a HUGE lesson in patience has brought the realization that I have taken for granted the gift of walking. This has been an unnoticed habit.
We are given so many gifts we take for granted- sight – hearing- talking- writing and wrapping our arms around loved ones.
I am reminded I need to be more mindful of these things I have taken for granted. This wonderful body I have been given, that I travel with through this life.
We all have myriads of things that pull at our minds and time throughout the day. The idea for us to sit and be mindful of these gifts can seem like one more thing to add to the chaos. But, just maybe being present with what there is in our lives- birdsong in the morning, bright blue skies, warm sun shining, and taking a walk in the afternoon. These things add much meaning and can cause us to smile and bring us much joy.
What are you noticing about today that you are mindful of?
What everyday thing shines a bit brighter and shinier because you noticed it and it made you smile?
I would be very interested to hear- please comment below.
I enjoy the bright sun poring in the living room window. So what if it is so cold the door froze shut, a good push will take care of that problem, but i have no obligation outdoors, i am warm and the tea is hot, the sky is bright blue, and full of glorious sun poring in. It isn’t snowing, and even if it was, i don’t have to blow it or sweep it any more. I can just admire it, while it decorates the tall, long needle pines and the Victorian houses on the block and across the street, and fills the porch rails and window boxes, and next spring’s garden bins, with fat rolls and soft blankets of diamond sparkling snow.
Jean thank you for this beautiful image in your words- love this!