Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Stuff I Learned and Revisited This Year

I don't make resolutions. Hate 'em. Sets you up for failure for the next year. What I do like to do is look back at the year and see just what I've learned and where life's journey has taken me so far. So here's my stuff, in no particular order.

When you lose a member of your work family, to death or to retirement, it is almost as large a loss as the loss of a family member. Except for those retiring in a huff. Those you tend not to miss so much.

If you suspect you need septalplasty to breathe, turn heaven and earth to get it

Prednisone really does give you weight gain. And it really does suck.

Old losses and grief come back and bite you in the butt if you don't get all the way through them in a timely manner.

Physical therapists are a gift from ceiling-cat. Just learning to move again, feeling your muscles work the right way, learning to retrain your body, is worth any effort you make to get the referral. If you have aches, push for it.

An attitude of gratitude brings more joy to your life than you can imagine.

When you walk with your head up you see more of the world. And the world can see more of the glory that is you.

The stars are there for those who only remember to look up.

The awe I feel at having the first multiracial president is a blessing indeed. The interest and even excitement lifts my spirit.

My mom is a tough cookie.

lolcats still rule.

A snark shared is a snark truly enjoyed.

I can sing with 3.5 octaves almost as well as I could when I had 5.

I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me


nomadnewyork said...

Gotta agree with you particularly the Physical Therapist thing. They are truly angels from heaven!

zirelda said...

You have 3.5 octaves? Dang...

Happy New Year Booktender.