Thursday, March 18, 2010

Healing with gratitude

The sun is bright - warm and comforting. The breeze is cool still, reminding me that March can be fickle. I am healing - not 100% yet - but well on my way. That acute harsh pain has subsided and is now subtle - although clearly 'it' is letting me know I must move slowly -carefully - continue with heat and ice treatments and mild stretches to keep things flexible. Quite a focus.

And so I thought - as I am attending to me so earnestly - how lucky I am. My surroundings are beautiful - safe - life-giving - natural - simple - peaceful and calm. I am renewed by my view - comforted by my blessings - I feel important because others need me - I am blanketed with love - and entertained by music- I am educated with books -and inspired by family and friends-often challenged by meeting demands and honoring truths - I AM ALIVE!

I explored how I respond to physical pain - I feel it and I react. I cry and wince and moan if I need to - I lose patience and then I surrender and relax in to what is and what I can do about it - and identify where my power lies. I distract myself and remember to laugh. I am filled with gratitude that I can do this - kind of save myself - it could be way worse with way fewer options.



Whitemist said...

slow and easy does it well, I know this so, so well!
Peace and enjoy this special weather while it lasts!

VICKI IN AZ said...

Gail what a tremendous blessing you are. Thank you for your example of Grace. I have been away to long and this is just what I needed. God bless you. xoxo

PENolan said...

A good day all around
Blessed be

Margie said...

Having gratitude is a wonderful thing!
From what you shared I feel you know how blessed you are!
That is quite wonderful!
Take very good care of yourself dear Gail.

I send you hugs!

Margie :)

Bernie said...

Gail from the time I met you I thought you were a wonderful, kind and generous person and the least judgemental person I knew. As the year has passed I have seen you grow into a loving, forgiving, accepting and beautiful human being with a heart full of forgiveness and appreciation. I am blessed to have you for a friend.
........:-) Hugs

Diana said...

That was an awesome song Gail! Hey you and I could be partners in pain! No lets just be partners in recovering! Yeah I like that better. I'll tell you to be careful,patient and go slow. Now go ahead tell me the same! Love Di ♥

Shen said...

This is the kind of thing I tend to forget when I really need it. I want to remember. I want to get into the habit of staying consciously aware in the worst moment, feeling them, observing them, letting them pass through.

gratitude seems to be the catchword of the day. It has been everywhere, all day long.

Love this post.

Margie said...

Hi Gail
Came back to listen to the song as I forgot to when I was here earlier, it's wonderful!

Good night ...
Sweet dreams.

Margie :)

Wanda said...

Your post speaks so well of the peace one finds with acceptance and doing the best one can with what one has! Hope your pain continues to lessen, Gail. It's good that you are so diligent in doing what's required to help yourself and you do it all with gratitude! You inspire family and friends, I'm sure! ♥...Wanda

Gail said...

I know you understand 'slow and easy'......and yes this weather is special, indeed.

I am humbled by your words - especially "Grace" - I never quite see myself as one with Grace. I am going to reflect on it and I thank you for giving me such thought to explore.

Yes, all around good day - "blessed be" is SO right.

I feel such a kinshiop with you - heart to heart - and I am glad you enjoyed the Gratitude song"

Oh my Berie - I am blushing and overflowing with your wonderful words to and about me. I feel so loved by you and understood.


"Be careful,patient and go slow". ANn yes I feel so partnered with you in so any wonderful ways.

I am so glad my experience inspired you to deeper acceptance of the moments as they are. I truly appreciate your kindness and support.

Love to you all

Lola said...

oh my... what happened?
I hope you'll get better soon.
warm hugs

Tramp said...

Thanks for the song and the inspiration to try all approaches.
I hope you know how much you are appreciated.
Spring is coming here as well.
We wish you well... Lady & Tramp

Gail said...


So nice to see you - glad you liked the song. :-) I love your 'presence' here . I feel your good energy :-)


I am coming along well - taking care of myself and doing as the doc says. :-) I will drop by your place again - I read that your back and neck were hurting.

Love to you both

Choices said...

Hi Gail,
You are truly blessed! I am so happy that you feel the blessings.
This song was soo beautiful! Thankful, oh! Yes! So much to be thankful for!
Take care of yourself and have a wonderful weekend!

Gail said...


Yes, so blessed - :-) thankyou for your kind words and I am so glad you liked the song.

Love to you