An “incident” a couple of days ago has led me to this week’s post. A seemingly minor situation with my right eye went from initial checkup at the local optometrist to appointment with eye specialist then further appointment with eye surgeon in the matter of a handful of hours. I had laser eye surgery late that afternoon for a torn and partly detached retina. If it had been two days later, I was told that the surgery would have been much more significant.
All of this leads me to the meat of this posting and what this really means to me, a couple of Life Lessons … and how it can have meaning for You.
To start with:
I am Grateful for the timing … that’s strange you might be thinking? No, my eldest daughter Nicole was visiting home and was able to drive me the 200km (125 mile) round trip to the surgeon … there was no way I could have got there myself and … time was critical.
I am also grateful for my gut feel … there was something wrong and I followed through and made the initial appointment for checkup.
I am grateful for the expert service that I received from the three practitioners that day. Their care and deliberate actions saved me from a much larger problem.
I am grateful that I can see beautiful imagery.
Life Lesson … Gratitude is one of our many blessings. Gratitude also comes at times not of our choosing. There is always something to be grateful for. Gratitude is not always obvious.
“Seeing is Believing” is a well worn phrase. Having quality sight is a blessing that many of us share. However unfortunately there are many who don’t. This ‘incident’ has given me great cause for reflection.
Without full sight where would I be, how would I cope? What other “surprises” do I have in the years ahead of me? … and there’s much more to reflect upon.
I’d like to follow on with this great quote …..
“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision.”
Sight is one thing … one very valuable ‘thing’ however looking at more than what is right in front of you, requires Vision. A vision for your Life. How you want to be living now and how you want your Life to pan out. This is about creating a Life that suits you or at the very least, giving you the best possible chance to live the way that you want.
So, you may be able to “see” what is in front of you however, how many of you can “imagine” what your Life can be and see it through to the end? That’s Vision.
And on the topic of “sight”, here’s another great quote …..
“Look the world straight in the eye”
Life Lesson … Why hide? Show you true self and shine to your best ability. You and I have (had) self imposed ‘draw backs’. The stuff that we both feel makes us less worthy than the “others” who excel at and in, Life. No, look the world straight in the eye and exclaim … “I am worthy, I am me and I am proud of me … watch me shine.”
From all of this I say … explore the concept of having a Vision for your life, embrace Gratitude (and be thankful that things could have been worse) and aim to be your best self.
What say You?
Be good to yourself
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