I’m into week six of living life indoors with a broken ankle.
Aside from the chronic nerve pain, I’ve been surprised that I’ve been able to keep my spirits up for the most part. And in a strange way, there have been some silver linings.
I’ve started on some writing projects I never seemed to have time for.
I’ve been able to spend days home with Bentley, although he mainly just looks at me with sad, accusing eyes.
I’ve spent time on the phone catching up with friends.
For the first time ever, I’m caught up with my bills, correspondence and filing.
I’ve learned that as long as you have the right system, you can be self-sufficient and do things on your own (although I still say you can’t drink a proper cup of tea from a Yeti).
And finally, I’ve learned that even if someday I am limited in my mobility, I’ll be OK. I used to think that if I didn’t get outside every day, I would literally wither away. I now understand how some seniors choose to stay indoors where it is warm and safe during the winter months.
As I gaze out my sunroom windows on this snowy morning, I’m looking forward to my first walk in the fresh snow, but I also know now that if someday, that walk isn’t possible, I can still be happy.
This week’s #HappyAct is to look for the silver lining.