On Friday I had surgery for the third time in three months. I am totally over having to visit hospitals and doctors. Or having nurses visiting me at home. I think the strongest medication anyone can have when they have ongoing health issues is a positive outlook. I have to work hard at maintaining a positive outlook – but by goodness a negative outlook will not be getting much sunshine in my life.
Part of maintaing a positive outlook has been identifying the simple things in life I am grateful for. This blog has been a way for me to acknowledge and recognise what a wonderful life I do lead.
But, back to the surgery. I know I will be out of action for at least a week. And I know I will have to be deliberate about not doing things. Slowing down, saying no and resting are my focii for the next week. This is a hard thing to do. I am a person who likes to have several projects on the go, so having to slow right down is tough. Out of necessity, I have been sleeping a lot. This is good. It also means I have been taking advantage of my new Kindle – as I lie in various sunny spots about the house. Even though it is winter our house is a sun trap – and there is nothing like a cuppa, book and maybe a snooze in a warm spot.
I have had to fend for myself in the kitchen over the last couple of days too. A good thing. There has been baking and tonight my absolute fav for dinner – Beetroot, Feta and Orange Salad with toasted nuts. Lovely.
Here is a shout out to good food and looking after yourself.