Fighting laying around again (those who don’t think having a foot rebuilt a second time doesn’t hurt, I have another ‘think’ for you!)
I have not been laying idly – although SOME people may wish I were more ‘idle” (aka: not upright).
Those of you who know me, being upright is my part of the jig-saw puzzle of life – reminding people that they matter, and what ¬they believe matters.
Sitting on my backside, leg elevated, my body reminding me that the way the body heals best is with S-L-E-E-P, I am actually (HONEST!) taking the time to slow down, to let my mind wander before I sleep, and when I’m awake enough, I’ve been catching up on listening to talk shows and podcasts that I often don’t take time for as I am too “busy” (or so I tell myself). And I’ve been sleeping. Alot.
What has this done?
Somewhere between sleep is what I call “slumberthinking” – and many of my ideas have come from this netherplace, believe it or not.
This time around, I have been mulling defining my “Why”?
Now, I admit, this “slumberthinking” was stimulated by listening to a conversation with Simon Sinek, whom I think is brilliant. Look him up if you don’t know who he is or what he thinks. I couldn’t get his ‘why we do things’ thought out of my brain.
Why do I believe the way I do?
Why is what I believe so important to me?
Why do I do the things I do?
Why do I care?
Why am I in the relationships and friendships I’m in?
Why do I spend the time on the daily things that I do?
Why are all of these things so important to me?
Why does what I feel is important make a difference in my circle and sphere of influence?
Why do I want to keep doing the things that are important to me?
And when I answer these you will know. Believe me, because each question I value and will hopefully reflect in who I am. Hopefully some of them already do.
The “what” and the “how” will come later.
Until then, I have enough to slumber on. And, a foot to heal!
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Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.