I love having arrived at many of the career aspirations I had since childhood. Suddenly I awoke one day after years of effort to the realization that all those things I wanted to do I’m actually doing.
Along my journey, I saw an interview on television of a man who was also injured in a car accident. He said something like: “before the accident I could do 10,000 things. Now I can do 3,000 things. I could waste my time worrying about the 7,000 things I can’t do or I can really enjoy the 3,000 things I still can do.” That was an “a-ha” moment for me.
I still can’t do some of the physical activities I once could but I can prepare a delicious meal and savor every bite knowing it has tremendous healing properties for my body.
I can sit at my computer, tell stories or share knowledge that I acquired along the path to my four decades. I receive feedback on a regular basis that the snippets I share have helped someone somewhere along his or her journey through life. And that means the world to me.
I can go for walks with the love of my life, who I know didn’t choose me as his life partner for a “hot bod” I may never possess or some equally shallow reason but who stood by me, and sometimes carried me, through the most difficult times in my life because I seemed to have the combination of personality traits that he loved and that he wanted to be with me.
And I can appreciate the miracle of life, of learning and of just being. When I discover some new information about the healing power of a plant or a food and I experience the symptom relief or deeper healing it shares, I can truly appreciate the miracle of the Universe that has just been imparted with me. And I can stand in awe at the miracles, small or large that I am witness to, or a part of, every day. And I know that I am only 40 so I likely have many more years left to enjoy all these things that make my heart sing and many more.
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