Again, I have had a lot of time to reflect recently during my healing process. It has been an intense time of self reflection. During times like these, I look up to role models to see what they are doing, that I should be doing.
My buddy Gary Sinise is out on his book tour for his book Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service. He has done many interviews and press events over the past week. I am sure you have seen many of those. As if that wasn't enough, he also took the time to play concerts for service members and their Families at both Nellis and Luke Air Force Bases. His friends event surprised him with a video thanking him for his service. See link below:
The question is obvious...how are you and I doing focusing on service, and not on self? I'll give myself about a B.
Starting the 5th week of my healing process. I know that doctors treat, but God heals. I pray to Him every day to heal my ankle. I know many of you are praying for me as well and I sincerely appreciate that. God willing, I'll be able to start putting pressure on the ankle 18 Feb and start rehab.
Yesterday we celebrated our oldest grandson's 6th birthday. Just having all the grandkids around me and giving Papa hugs and kisses helped the healing process as well. Sarah has taken amazing care of me over the past 36 years, and has been with me every step of the way thru this experience. Wouldn't get thru this without her.
Family and friends are so very important all the time, particularly during difficult times. Don't wait until something bad happens to reach out to them. In today's environment of advanced technology (cell phones,
My healing continues. Entering week #4 of the healing process. Will be able to start putting pressure on the foot in a couple of weeks and then start rehab.
There is a blessing in the fact that I now have more time to think. Less hustling and running around...more time stopping and thinking. One of the things on my mind routinely these days gratefulness. Perfect example is being able to walk. For 63 years I have taken mobility for granted. Got up every day, put my feet on the ground, and start walking. Now I find myself envious of those who can walk, and dreaming of the time when I will walk again.
There is a lesson in all of this. Pause each day and count your blessings. Cherish them and be grateful for them. And, don't make the assumption that you will always have them...because you may