Article by: webmaster | Thursday, May 24, 2012

So a lot of you may know that I actually had an accident last week where I twisted my knee and tore some ligaments and tendons, which is not a fun thing at all.  I was hiking, in my neighborhood and kind of went up and twisted it on a rock and now I’m in a knee brace and on crutches.  At first I felt kind of sorry for myself and it was kind of like, “oh, why me why me,” just when things were going so well.  Then I realized that, you know what; I will give myself a day.  I will give myself one day to feel sorry for myself.

I was in pain and I was going to doctor and getting x-rays etc. etc.  And so, after that, I just had to start thinking about everything in my life that I am so grateful for.  And yes, this is a bummer, I’m in a knee brace and on crutches probably for a few weeks and it stinks!  But the bottom line is I still have such a great life.  I have three beautiful, healthy, healthy, compassionate kids and a wonderful husband and a career that I love, with 45 team members that I really enjoy being with every single day.  So when something kind of gets you down, you have to think about all of the positives in your life and they absolutely outweigh this one, pain in the butt injury and I will bounce back from it.  And when I think about, how many people have it so much worse.

I gave myself one day and now I’m over it.  And when people ask me how I’m doing, I’m doing great…I’m getting better every day, I’m stronger everyday…I can still use my mind, I can still kind of do sit ups and I can still do arm weight exercises.  There are things you can do, you have to think out of the box and do things that keep you going and keep your energy up.  So remember, if you have gratitude if you really think about the things you are so blessed with.  That one little thing, won’t take down your entire life, it’s just a bump in the road and that is all it is.

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