Just sharing one of my most recent Instagram posts since I think it’s fitting for many who have maybe had some struggles mentally, emotionally or physically. Hope this gives you a little light of how much can change in a year. Some years it may not be drastic, or maybe it is night and day. . Either way, try and embrace the changes. The good. The bad, Or the same. Find the light in your life. I just did. 💡
A lot can happen in a year. This is especially true for me. Thinking back to my life a year ago, I was post-op, so unhealthy , sick, sitting in a hospital bed for 7 weeks hoping I would get better and be home to my boys. Now, I am HEALTHY, enjoying summer , how I am supposed to be ( went to visit my beautiful hometown with my husband🌊, enjoyed celebrating my birthday with family🎉, went to a comedy show in TO last weekend with family😀 ) and have been back to work almost 8 weeks. Bring on the 12 hour shifts this week. Lol Life is good! 🙌🏼☺️ It has been said ‘that time heals all wounds’. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone. _______________________________________________
We have to realize that our lives could be gone in a moment. There are no guarantees that we will be here at this time next year. Learn to live each day to the fullest. Be grateful for the opportunity to experience each day. Never regret a day in your life. The best days give us happiness and memories. The bad , even the worst days give us experience and teach us lessons. Learn to appreciate the good ones. Just the little things. It’s so easy to forget how important life is but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘ last year ‘, as a year ago was a lot different than it is now for me. Sometimes we need a reminder to realize how good we have it now. Life experience is everything. I’m so grateful! Enjoy everyday ! Wishing everyone a healthy & happy summer !
“Owning your story is the bravest thing you’ll ever do” ~ Brene Brown 💖💪🏼☺️ #liveeachday #sometimesweneedreminders #onedayatattime #thinkwhereyouwereayearago #stronghealthyhappy #alotcanhappeninayear #grateful #sometimesitsnightandday #mystorymyjourney #cancerandsepsissurvivor #itsthelittlethings #summer2018isamazing
PS. Life experiences are definitely amazing , the good and the bad. The good allows us to make memories and smile and laugh with the best people on this earth. The bad and even the worst times that have us struggling and crying and in my case so sick, allow us to appreciate the good times that much more.
This is key. I’ve heard this time and time again and it couldn’t be more true. Find the light in the darkness. Find the good in your bad day. This has especially opened my eyes since my health journey / struggle since the Fall of 2016, it has allowed me to appreciate the good in life ( sometimes it takes a true struggle to realize how lucky you are). I am grateful but I will be honest , sometimes like all humans , we need a reminder.
For some reason , tonight , my eyes opened to what my life was like a year ago and wow , life is so much better now. I am healthy. I am able to work. I am enjoying time with family and friends. Trips to the city and vacations back home. We will always have stress of some kind ( financial / emotional ) because life happens … we just spent unexpected $$$ on my husband’s car this week, ( but it’s a car), and I’m back working and it is what it is. No point stressing, right??? Wrong. I did for few days as we were both worked up together ($$$$$ / what if it’s the transmission etc etc) , my hubby and I tend to stress well together. Go over the worst case scenarios and jump to conclusions too quickly. lol But I am trying/ we are trying. 🤣😳🙈🚗 ( Side note: It was NOT the transmission. Car works fine now)
I’m not perfect. I am really trying to appreciate the good and not stress over things we can’t control ( although that’s a whole other post… I have come a long way, I think letting the dog hair gather up for weeks on end not being able to vacuum or move much at times , helped me with some of the ‘let it go’ mentality, although I have a long ways to go yet.. haha ) Appreciate the good in your life. Finding the good in your day is key to living a good life. The memories made with family recently in my hometown seeing the sunsets , boating and biking and celebrating my 34th 🎉🎂, laughing hysterically at a comedy show have been my personal highlights ! Being back to work and doing what I love has been nice too, the social interaction and laughing and talks with coworkers , ( I knew I had a passion for nursing but I really love helping others, it’s really allowed me to find purpose again and has been nice to be back with my patients) Work hard, Play harder is my new motto. Stop waiting for Friday, for summer , for life to get easier. There will always be something! Enjoy today. It’s a good life we live ! 🙌🏼☀️💖
Wishing you all a HEALTHY and happy summer 2018!!!! That’s all I want! — Lo