Taking things slowly

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.

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Here is a shout out to good food and looking after yourself.

 

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