If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. ~Thich Nhat Hanh, from “Being Peace”
Very sorry to hear that you are not feeling so well today.
It would have been nice if we could enjoy this Thanksgiving food prepared by the kitchen staff. Looks like it was made with a lot of care and love. Just a small bite of pie, ok? Ok.
It was encouraging to hear of your progress over the last month in taking steps, with the help of a walker and physical therapist. Almost five minutes of walking, one slow step at a time.
But now arthritis has flared up, making it hard to move arms and legs. You’ve had this condition many years, keeping it in check by receiving a treatment every few months. Unfortunately the staff here at the rehabilitation center were not aware of this long-term treatment. Now, they have arranged for you to get the infusion, but it won’t be for another week. In the mean time the nurse is preparing a hydrocortisone shot for pain management. I wish I could offer something else, mother. It’s sad to hear you say it’s the worst pain of your life. A 9 or 10 out of 10 on the pain scale.
I’m wearing this “breathe” shirt today as a reminder for us to pay attention to our in and out breaths. I’m glad that you have practiced conscious breathing, with your hand on your tummy, and it helps you relax and not notice pain, so much. It is enjoyable to be here and breathe together, isn’t it? I know you are not feeling hungry, but would you like another small bite of pumpkin pie?
In gratitude for the gift of eyes and ears I share this amazing clip. A true inspirational 9 minute talk for the heart and senses. In every moment there are countless reasons to be grateful. Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.