Friday, March 21, 2014

On your back, ejoy the view, the rest,

The view is rather interesting when you are  close to the bottom... you see all the latest fashion of 'sneaks' being worn... You marvel at the folks wearing "flip-flops" walking great distances doing long walks... and talk about their feet that must be on fire from the walking! But oh what a view sometimes when we are on our backs if we just look around! Sometimes the fun, the colors, the view if we only look UP! Sometimes we can take great shots lookin' up from being on our backs!

Patches and Gypsy are on a tear this morning, around the pool, cutting those edges mighty close I'm thinkin as me and my coffee enjoy each other. Sure would hate to interrupt my coffee to save a little pom this morning.
Jeepers on the other hand is in his condo, I'm sure dreading what is to come today as the bandage on his little knee/leg come off. I know I am dreading it, as now it will be exposed and oh how I hope he does not get cocky trying to use it to walk, or gnaw on. He continues to turn up his nose at food, using his eyes to let us know of the pain, and his desires, now that can keep a human guessing and close to the ground from time to time. 
WELL:there is a prime example of my mind rambling; Jeepers is not in his condo  but out here on his bed with no bandage on his leg; we did that al ong time ago.
Oh boy I should not be on this computer today...
hehe heh heh
Well at least when you hit rock bottom, you know you can either stay there, or STAND UP...
Kinda like that dead end street I'm thinkin.
Revise your thinking; a dead end street is just a place to turn around!
Still think they should change those signs:
We need a switch like that in our brains...
we can command our brains to use that switch!
When you control your thoughts, your feelings and you don't like the way they or someone makes you think, feel or act or re-act

When you hit rock bottom, there’s only two ways to go,
straight up, or sideways!

Wynonna Judd says it best in her song:
 "Rock Bottom."
A dead end street IS just a place to turn around.
As she sings, with such gusto, the good news is:
when you get down to nothing, you got nothing to lose
(except perhaps those who love you, the faithful four-legged who adores you, the mood of the day, the sun shining in your heart, your humor, your thirst for life, your .... you get the idea).

I love that song!
When all else fails, attitude IS everything.
 Rock Bottom ain’t no place to be.
 "When the sky is the limit up on easy street,
              ROCK BOTTOM AIN'T NO PLACE TO BE!!!"

There are days when at every turn of the bend we can feel thwarted.
It can feel like the universe has entered a conspiracy to land us flat on our face or heavily on our butts.
Guess what?
It is not bad karma catching up with us
. It is not a kid or your four-legged or spouse or your boss:
 out to get YOU
treat you badly or make you feel like crap or angry
 with his/her antics of silliness or rudeness or meanness,
or someone peeing in your Wheaties
to ruin your mood, your day or YOUR LIFE.

 And no, in the next life we will not be assigned to turn the hand crank on the Queen Many to atone for past mistakes.

It is only this moment in time that is out of whack
YOU are out of whack in that moment in time. Or you had that moment of just doing something silly and have hurt yourself finding that you should have used a bit more caution, or a little more time to think of a better plan.
It is during those times that the pain  overrides those "Oprah and Depock" moments of Meditation as you just cannot catch your breath nor seem to visualize the 19" hot sword being manifested or meditated from your back or body  through all that you teach and believe.  Hello? You are doing all that you can to breathe and crawl to a safe surface!
Hang in there, This too shall pass.
Not all days will be like this.
 Keep your head up. Remember when laying on your back, between breathes the view can be spectacular (or you will find some dust bunnies that you have not seen before). Sometimes you just have to given in to it; there is a difference between giving into the pain and giving up....

The path maybe bumpy today,or many days, who knows? Bodies are like that it seems..
Pull out that birth certificate of yours... no where, I mean no where on it does it say: Life will be fair, no where does it say you will always like what others do say or act!
YOU cannot control the actions, words or deeds of others,
YOU can control YOU...
Rock Bottom ain't no place to be!  Find yourself a great movie, catch up on some reading if you can focus, get ahead of the pain train and sleep .

Word of advise: be careful when trying to have conversaions or texting when on high powered drugs or in high pain... the person on the other end may have no earthly idea what you are talking about which will generate phone calls to inquire if you are drunk or having a stroke!

Forgive and forget YOURSELF and others... Humans do human things... SH** happens as they say in the real world... STAND UP and get over it, live a life you can be proud of ... If you are a "fake human" you will do things like kick a turtle over on its back just to watch it struggle, you will play the comparison game on "oh you have that injury or illness? How odd is that, so do I? You have a headache? well I have had three brain tumors..." YOu know the ones... You may have seen their children on the beach throwing rocks at seagulls with them laughing at the cuteness of it all.

Ever find yourself stuck in a moment like that.

Take heart, shake it off.

 Keep some perspective, OK it may take a lot of perspective! Take some time, ok it may take more time than you want to give it.  count sheep... pick out the black ones and name them. 

Step back and know that as awful as it feels, many do have the capacity to change the moment and just as many do not. Some when not feeling well want to snuggle under a warm blanket and hear not a sound,not a wimper, even if its their own.Others measure love by how many contact them during a particularly rough, difficult time. EAch as unique as their tongue print, all unique in their ways of being,, doing, coping, fighting and resting.

Or, we might choose to just ride it out. BUT know, in the riding of "it" we may run over someone or some things that we later regret... we may get ourselves so worked up along the ride that later we misconstrue why in the world we took the ride in the first place ~ Damn those choices sometimes!

Let the chips fall.
Honor YOUR resiliency.
In the light of tomorrow the sun will return. I hope we are here to see it, and that those we love are as well.

Even when our worst fear comes to pass, it comes, it eventually passes.

Keep in mind that we are not addressing every instance in life, just the constellations of cluster troubles.

You know, those Murphy’s Law days that slap us silly.

When all that can go wrong, does?
 Just let it play out. It will play itself out one way or the other!
 Tomorrow when this brief or seemingly far too long a crises passes you will be able to look back and laugh at the entire exercise in futility that grappling with that moment in time was.
What has folks all "jacked up" today will not be remembered or even thought of by anyone a few hours later... so why get your butter in a flutter? I'm thinkin...
Feelin me here?
As catastrophic as the moment seemed, as promised, it passed. Let the laughter begin.
I mean really really laugh! If you allow and choose to let the "rock bottom" moment take over those great and wonderful experiences... well "Shame on YOU" what a stupid choice you will be making!

Most of the time, I can just step back and just let the proverbial hand cart carry it south, much further south than Florida.

Grab a seat on the roller-coaster that we call life and hang on. These small setbacks are just that; small setbacks. 
Did I mention that I can't stand rollercoasters??? So rather than the rollercoaster ... for me I just stay in my "no pressure zone" works great for me!

At the “end of your rope”?
Tie a knot and hang on tight.
I can say with absolute certainty that this is just one more opportunity to climb back to the top. Try to take the time to notice all the lovely and interesting things on your way to the top, meet new folks.... you might need them next time the fall starts ~
 We have all “been there and done that”. Doubt that makes anyone feel any better if going through it tho' but maybe.
Stay focused on the good stuff.And my friends there is some absolutely "sick" and "wicked stuff" to focus on!

 Give no power to the everyday junk when it is scattered in your path. See it for what it is and move on.

It’s all about attitude!
Attitude is everything. Live BIG! Practice positive thinking. Just go on and slap yourself silly when a less than positive thought enters your head!
Pinch yourself til you bruise if you even utter a negative word out loud ~
You are worth it and those that love you will be healthier and happier because of it.

CRAWL, kick your feet, If it's not too painful), STAND UP, STOMP, run into this weekend with hope; with gratitude and gladness.... when you find your butt on the ground and feeling out of sorts... be sure and notice the wonderment from that angle before you attempt to STAND UP! Amazing sights to see while you are down there, but that concrete is hard baby, real hard.... Maybe I'll just enjoy the view a bit longer with the babies on their level a while, then be ready  to STAND. Heaven knows I can still  embrace life with all its idiosyncrasies, all its moods, colors, thunder/lightning and rainbows ~

What's new with you today? Of course we all want to know.... 

Walk in beauty,


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Dave Roberts said...

Some great words of wisdom Sherry. I believe we can empower ourselves to look at things differently when we honor everything that comes our way: the yin and the yang. We do have choices as to how we view our life path. To disempower ourselves prevents us from seeing the richness that is a part of our universe.

Wishing you peace.

fluff said...

Thank you Dr. Sherry for the helpful words today. I do hope Jeepers will be feeling better real soon and his little leg will be healed up and he can join in the race. Take care and have a wonderful day. /Sandy♥

Anonymous said...

I love your perspective! Never a better time to be in the moment, than this very moment.It is after all we know for sure that we have. Angle looks bad, turn around, maybe a better view.... You're the best Doc.

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