Aren’t you supposed to get a whole new perspective on life when you come dangerously close to not having one anymore? Well, I don’t think my entire outlook has changed, but I have thought some new thoughts; I’ve evaluated some things – the way I do them or don’t do them; and I’ve examined life as I knew it to see if it was working for me. These are the things I’ve decided:
- I probably don’t need makeup every day. I’ve skipped going into the pool with the kids because of leaky mascara. I’ve opted out of spontaneous trips places because I wasn’t made up. So, is it that important? No. I’m not even that scary looking without makeup!
Alright, maybe a little scary without makeup!
- I love potato chips and cream cheese, but I don’t eat them anymore because there is no fat in pretzels. While I don’t think it’s a good idea to make this old favorite snack a daily staple, I think I can certainly splurge now and again and have potato chips and cream cheese instead of pretzels. It will make my heart happy.
- Dr. Nestor Veitia is, far and away, the best doctor I will ever have. I’ve met an awful lot of doctors now and through the years, and I can say, without a second of hesitation, Dr. Veitia is one of a kind and amazing.
- Not all of my irrational fears need to be dismissed. I have an irrational fear of driving near trucks. I don’t like them next to me or in front of me; and if I am between a truck and a guard rail, my heart races. I think some irrational fears are okay to embrace. This shall be mine.
- Water sucks. I don’t like drinking water. But even more, I don’t like lemonade. Since my options while I await removal of my kidney stone are rather limited, I’m drinking water. But I don’t like it. And I doubt I will learn to.
- I love my family. I don’t always like them, and I don’t always like their behavior. I may not stifle that feeling as often as I’ve done in the past. But I know, no matter what, I will always love them.