This week had its highs and lows. I am quickly recovery from surgery, no Tylenol after Friday, almost full mobility by Sunday, and able to drive by late Monday afternoon. The incisions are butt ugly, but who is wearing a bathing suit in this weather?
My friends are being super; I have had flowers delivered, gifts to prepare for the next phases, and people walking with me each day to start and continue the exercise plan. I am truly humbled, and do not feel worthy.
And then word came that one of the partners of the CPA firm I worked for when I returned to the east coast suddenly passed away over the weekend. The funeral was Tuesday. He died too young, and for reasons that should have been preventable. It was a serious gut check. As a friend and I commiserated and shared memories, it put life very much in focus. We get only one turn in this world. As my father like to say, “there are no do overs.” I am determined to make every day count and find something to enjoy and laugh about every day, no matter what each day brings this year.
For those of you on this journey with me, I challenge you to stop stressing about the minutia in your lives. Focus on the things that count; experiences you have and the people that surround you. Find something to laugh about and enjoy every single day. And Never forget to say “I Love You”, to those in your life that matter.