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Monday, February 28, 2011

Enjoy the Moment

I don't know about you but for me each day ends up feeling like whirl wind storm,  I wake up go to work, there I run from one patient to the next with a million things to do then I come home and I have another million things to do and I don't even have kids!!! The days turn in to weeks the weeks into months faster then ever before. Its enough to make your head spin!

Yet over the past few weeks I feel I have been given a lesson or two in the important to enjoy the moment. In the mornings  I work at one of the hospitals here in Calgary. I work in the rehabilitation department, and I mainly work with the geriatric population, which is quite new to me. For the last three years I had been working with children who were diagnosed with autism. There are things and topics that I now have to think about every time I see a patient that I never had to think about such things when working with children. One such topic is the fact that they might die. Now I realise that this may sound a little obvious for death is part of the whole “Circle of Life” thing. But this is the first time for me that I have had a patient who I was working with die. (there has been four in the past 2 weeks) it really has made me reflect on my life and really appreciate my healthy, my husband and just my life. I really do have it pretty good. (I think that must of us do.) 

Today I was working with a man who was telling me that in his day he use to be quite an athlete. He could do this and he could do that. And then one day he got old, and today he could hardly walk 30 meters before he needed to sit down because he was out of breath. He told me to enjoy my life, enjoy my husband, enjoy my kids (when I have them) and  don't fight. Life is too short. I have heard that some many times before and yet it really hit home today. 

This is a lesson I never want to forget. I always want to remember that you never know whats going to happen from one day to the next. Just because you are walking today doesn't mean you'll walk tomorrow. So enjoy the moment every one, for they are all special and mean so much. 

"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why we call it 'The Present'."
Eleanor Roosevelt




                                                    Things I Need to Always Enjoy
My Favorite Fur Ball

My Wonderful Parent
Two Great Brothers

The Man of My Life




3 comments:

  1. well said and great thoughts! I appreciate you so much!

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  2. You have always been good at telling me just what I need to hear. ;o) I still remember your little "lesson" in the Baby Department about not burying my talents in the sand. Now I'm not playing piano for the congregation or anything but I'm not hiding that fact that I play (like I used to do...)and anytime I'm asked if I play you always pop in my mind so I make sure I say "yes.....but not the best, but I do play."
    Life is only temporary and I have and will continue to learn to make the most of it. Your post today was another little reminder for me to soak it all in and love the life I've been blessed with. Thanks sweetie!!!

    p.s. I didn't mean for this comment to turn into a novel...oops. Sorry. ;0)

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  3. Good thoughts, I need to have constant reminders about that too!

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