Yesterday was a day that allowed me to do something positive inside and out for myself, and it also gave me a chance to do something kind for one of my sisters. I had the day off from work, and it ended up being a day of both working and playing. I began the day having a physical that was two years overdue, which is not like me, as I am fastidious with keeping my annual OB/GYN and mammogram appointments and my twice yearly gastroenterology appointment. Somehow, though, I neglected to have an overall physical that my general practitioner recommends having every two years, so, following through with this particular appointment was one of the best things to do for myself. Recently, I have had a number of friends who have been dealing with health issues, and while I cannot control every aspect of my health, I can make healthy choices, one of them being preventative care and making healthy choices each day. After attending to my physical health, I spent the latter part of the afternoon indulging in having my hair colored and cut before heading out for a fun evening with friends over dinner and drinks. By the time I returned home, my stomach and heart were both full, and I felt really good about what I had done for myself inside and out morning, noon, and night.
It was an unfortunate incident that led me to being able to do something kind for one of my older sisters and her husband. On Thursday evening, one of their beloved dogs unexpectedly passed away after a short illness, leaving them heart-broken. Having been in their shoes before, I empathized with the pain of losing a part of their family, and I felt helpless as to what to do to both express my condolences and lessen their grief. In the end, I knew that grief is a process that must be experienced in order to heal and that I just needed to let them know that I am here for them. So, I sent them a bouquet of flowers, in addition to a note of condolences. I cannot change anything, but I can do my part to make this loss more bearable and to let them know that they are not alone.
Just one thing each day . . .
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