I believe, now more than ever, that we have the ability to impact our own lives simply by having the right attitude. We can have a pity party, or take the bull by the horns and decide to toss it around a bit. While I cannot currently, physically toss the bull around, I mentally can. And that bull is flying far.
I have this vision of a cartoon bull flying through the air, with this perplexed look on his face, wondering what happened. Unfortunately I can't find the appropriate image to share. Little did he know that I had picked him up by the horn, spun him around in the air above me, and tossed him aside. I will replay this vision over and over in my head, as a reminder to stay positive, take the bull by the horns, and toss it aside.
I know that there will be good days and bad days. I am not unrealistic. But I also know that I can control how I approach each day, with grace, determination, and grit, and occasional embarrassment. Yesterday was embarrassment – don’t ask! Today is determination and bull-tossing!
Doctor’s appointments start this week – weeks of follow up. I get to see my surgeon, and hopefully will get cleared to do a little more than walk. Although walking is tiring in itself after what I have just been through. I was going to do Pat’s Run this weekend, but that has now changed. I don’t know if I could walk the 4.2 miles, at least not right now. So then it will have to be next year’s run… And I will run.
I am truly blessed by being surrounded by loved ones. They will help me keep this perspective, this I am sure. I am equally blessed to be in the thoughts of so many. Thank you. You continue to inspire me and motivate me.
Here’s to bull tossing!!!!