I live a full life, and I like that. I’m involved in a number of efforts both personally and in my community, and can easily be stretched too thin for my own good. It’s all important to me, or I wouldn’t be doing it. And – thankfully – I have all the energy back that I used to have before I became ill.
How did I become ill? By stretching myself too thin, resulting in a compromised immune system, a loss of balance, and a compound concussion as a result of that loss. I ended up with a chronic infection that destroyed most of my hearing in my left ear, left me seriously unable to move – or think clearly – a lot of the time, and severely limited my ability to live anywhere near the kind of life I wanted. That lasted about 4 years.
It wasn’t until I dealt with my personal issue of overdoing it, and of re-arranging my priorities, that I began to heal. What I discovered when I did that was that I had it all backwards – my family, my health, my work were last when they needed to be first. When I straightened that out, that was the moment I took charge of my life.
Now I’m just grateful – grateful I have a second chance to live well and fully. I meditate first thing every morning, and every morning, I look at my priorities, reminding myself what needs to come first.
What makes a good life?
Quote of the Week
““If you do not take control over your time and your life, other people will gobble it up. If you don’t prioritize yourself, you constantly start falling lower and lower on your list.”
– Michelle Obama
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