Saturday, April 16, 2016

What is Your Wake Up Call?

Even before I had my accident, I vowed to live each day to the fullest; meaning laugh, love and live like tomorrow may not come. Even then I did not do well with drama and did my best to stay clear of it. Eating came to eating pretty much what I wanted and that meant if craving a western bacon cheeseburger at 7:00am then that's what it meant or eating donuts throughout the day when Friday doughnut run came for the office. My downfall was working a lot and really never spending true quality time with my family. I do feel my accident was a wake up call for my life. A 360 degree turn.

Somethings have truly changed but some not so much. I love sweets, still to this day! I eat my share of gummy bears, black and red licorice, Hershey chocolate bars and drink plenty of Pepsi soda, oh and the occasional venti mocha frappuccino or seven pump grande mocha from Starbucks. I said then and I still say now, nobody cares what you will look like when you will be six feet under; therefore, why should you care what people think of you now. I do understand maintaining your health but there has to be a balance of healthy and happy. I am pretty sure counting calories and missing out on what you truly love is not happiness. I am not underweight nor I am overweight but I am happy with where I am. I do believe you have to balance all aspects of your life. Add in a disability and you are on a whole other plane but truly there has to be a balance of mind, body and spirit.

I would rather live a life worth living...
On January 29 2016 7:29pm - Keanu Reeves writes.. "My friend's mom has eaten healthy all her life. Never ever consumed alcohol or any "bad" food, exercised every day, very limber, very active, took all supplements suggested by her doctor, never went in the sun without sunscreen and when she did it was for as short a period as possible- so pretty much she protected her health with the utmost that anyone could. She is now 76 and has skin cancer, bone marrow cancer and extreme osteoporosis. 

My friend's father eats bacon on top of bacon, butter on top of butter, fat on top of fat, never and I mean never exercised, was out in the sun burnt to a crisp every summer, he basically took the approach to live life to his fullest and not as others suggest. He is 81 and the doctors says his health is that of a young person. 

People you cannot hide from your poison. It's out there and it will find you so in the words of my friend's still living mother: " if I would have known my life would end this way I would have lived it more to the fullest enjoying everything I was told not to!" 

None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else." If you send me anything, just make it cute and cuddly. It's been a rough week. Stupid cancer killing all the good 69 year olds.

Basically coming across that post, validated what I believe, what I feel, what I smile, what I laugh, what I cry and the family that I have been blessed with, it is so right on, words expressed before and after my accident. I know my accident put my life on a path that I never dreamed I would be on. I say this all the time. A life I never would take back nor look back, one I am so very thankful. Yes, I would I rather not have CRPS/RSD but my disability over all the pain has brought so much more to my family and myself. We cannot out eat, out run or out glamorize ourselves because in the end; we are end up all in the same place... 
in the ground or in ashes. 
There everyone is ALL the SAME.

If All Else, Be Happy for YOU, Not For Someone Else!

Until Next Time...Make It A Great Day!

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