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Learning to be Content
Posted On 07/12/2019 14:00:42 by yourchoice

We’ve just gone around another of life’s bend in the road. I’ve been a bit scarce on The Hill, but I haven’t really left. Time and energy has been a factor! I’ve been a fan and advocate of NOTH since it first started, and got most of my computer education through the newsletters from TC and EB for many years. I’m not ready to quit yet. 

It seems that we are at the point in life where we need a general “overhaul”, resulting in becoming on a first name basis with many in the Medical Community. Both hubby and I have been blessed with healthy and active lives for many years (except for the occasional broken bone), and this year we have had a number of “wake-up” calls! 

I do admit that we’ve had several “Why?” moments; why did this happen, why is there such a long wait for medical intervention, why now when we had plans. All it takes is the next visit to a Clinic or hospital ward to see someone who is in far worse condition than we are. Even more challenging is to stay calm and think rationally, pay attention to suggestions and advice from those who have more education and experience than we have. Even more important, if our life commitment is to have faith and trust in the God who created us, and know that He loves all that He has created, we need to “put boots” to our faith, and learn to be thankful and content in our every-day experiences.  It’s easier to talk about it than it is to live it. Talk is cheap!

Lately, I’ve had a lot of time to consider and reconsider my goals, while travelling to the city on my own in our van, waiting at the hospital and clinics, and during sleepless nights. Some items on my list are: be thankful for large and small events, smile at whomever you have eye contact, be encouraging in my conversations, don’t complain, and do my best in whatever I attempt even if would have been better in times past, Learn to be content!

I’m writing this while sitting in my favorite chair by the window that gives me a view of our green valley. I am enjoying my computer that makes it possible to connect with friends and family all over the world with chats, text messages, and emails. I can read on my computer while I wait for my first cataract surgery scheduled in three weeks, and hoping to return to reading from a real book. Many in our country and other areas in the world don’t have that opportunity or the resources to have treatment for far worse conditions. 

I am thankful for the crowd of friends who have sent emails, text messages, written letters that have arrived with a postal stamp attached, and phone calls. I’m thankful for our hovering family who, in spite of their busy lives, have been close. I am thankful and happy to have my hubby home again, after unexpectedly spending three weeks in the hospital, 

I am learning to be content.

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07/14/2019 09:48:08

Contentment and "Patience" are the best to learn at any time of life, but especially as one is older. I really enjoyed your "message", today, and found it a blessing to read. The miracle, after a cataract surgery, is the beautiful, clear sight one has- a true gift, thanks to God's gift of a talented surgeon and those "eyedrops" (they take patience) and the reward is great! How wonderful your hubby is home from the hospital and  another reason to be thankful and "patient" in life.  Thank you for reminding all of us - especially me.   jane

07/13/2019 17:55:39

We always have something to be thankful for -:) Love this...

07/13/2019 06:41:43

Life throws many curves at us. God Bless you and your family.

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