on wednesdays and thursdays each week i
head to the hospital to do volunteer work
for the program Art for Healing.
i feel so blessed to be able to do this each week ...
to hopefully make a patient smile, create something with them, laugh, let them know they are seen and heard,
bring a sense of calm and release from whatever
has landed them in that hospital bed.
i have had countless patients say things to me
that will stay with me forever,
lessons they may have learned,
realizations they have had.
and i myself have had many realizations
in my time spent there...
i have realized as i go from room to room
in the hospital how easy it is to take
our health for granted.
i have realized that truly our health is one
THEE single most important things.
i have realized that all the material things of this world
have very little, if no meaning,
when you are lying in a hospital bed.
i have realized vanity goes out the door when all
we want to do is feel better.
i have realized that if we do not have our health
we truly cannot enjoy those we love and
love the way we would like in return.
i have realized life is short ...
we never know from one day to the next
what this life may bring our way.
i truly have new perspective and a much
deeper level of gratitude for each day that i wake up
feeling healthy, no aches, no pains, no sickness.
please share with me ... what have you realized lately?