Now most of my life when I heard the word RECALL, it meant something was wrong with whatever product they were recalling. Today though I learned another definition for it... reducing stress! Jeff got a recall from his place of employment. A month ago he got a 2 month noticed to be laid off by April 23rd, today he got that notice recalled and so now we don't have unemployment looming over us any more...like I said stress relief! I am not sure what the future will bring, since he was actively looking at other companies for a job. But either way, some of the stress and strain are off of us and that is a good thing! Now if we have other opportunities that come up we can make our decision based on something other than fear and desperation.
"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." ~ Henry David Thoreau
Today was my first day back to Physical Therapy. I started going 3 weeks ago and then got pneumonia, so I had to put everything on hold for a couple of weeks. I had a different therapist this time and I have to admit, I liked him better. He was very personable to everyone there, but most of all he explained everything well and seemed to be very knowledgeable .
I have always been muscular and so when I walk into a gym or Physical Therapy place, they think that I must be working out a lot to have such muscles (like in my legs). So today when he began putting me on machines, he put the weights up much higher than I could handle. When I told him that these calf muscles are only for looks he just laughed. Then I had to get serious with him and tell him about my back and neck, and why I haven't worked out in such a long time. He then said that we would go slowly. He then said " Hey let's try something Lynn, let's see if we can actually have you use these muscle, I believe that is what they are there for! :) I laughed but silently prayed, that none of the exercises that would be required of me, would do damage to my back or neck. The thought of any more daily pain, is something that I don't need. However, I did like the feeling of working out again, it has been a long time. I used to be a very active person and so today I actually got excited, thinking that I might be able to really use my muscles again and maybe get back in shape to some degree. Even though I came home tired, sore and worn out....I was excited.
It is late, but I just wanted to let you know that sometimes... when you think for sure you know what direction your life will take, things will turn around and you might be going in a different direction. I am grateful for the direction change in our lives right now, and for the blessings that have come our way. I pray the same will be a blessing to all of you who are struggling with difficult issues. I pray that you might get a recall from your problems, your pains or your worries. Good night dear friends!
"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight" ~John Rohn