Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I had foot surgery six months ago and I realized recently that I feel pretty good. Looking back, I find myself thinking that it’s great that in just six months I’m back to regular workouts (no running yet, but lots of walking), my foot feels okay most of the time and I can even wear some, not all, but some cute shoes. But then I remember how devastating I felt after the surgery and for the first several months. During that time I worried that I would never again feel good, that I’d never again be myself. I let myself dwell in a hole of pain, fear and self-pity. Now, when I look back at that time, I’m amazed that I allowed my perspective to be so skewed. When will I learn, really learn, that so much of how I feel, how I react, is just a matter of perspective? So many events in life could be handled more easily if I could just remember to think about perspective.