Today I love that I am still alright after falling flat on my back on the ice at curling last night. I love that, even though it really hurts and I may have done some serious damage, I am still laughing about telling people I was smart enough to stick my broom handle under me to break my fall, even though I really hurt where I landed on the broom handle. I love that the way my late sensei taught me to walk, which I had all but forgotten, is now the most comfortable way right now for me to walk. How did he know? I love that I’ve managed the perfect quadruple play, a win, a loss, a tie, and an injury. I love that all my life I have subscribed to the idea that “We start from here and move forward.” I love that that means the same whether I’ve advanced or had a setback. I love that the burning pain in my back reminds me that I am still trying things, still looking for new experiences, still living, if not fearlessly then at least with determination and maybe a little bit of wild abandon.
Today I love that it is Saturday and though I may be moving slowly, I’m on my way shortly to the market for breakfast and groceries. I love that it would take a lot more than a few bruises to keep me away from my little city’s community hot spots. I love all the people that come out to the open mic on Fridays. I love that all of them bring their hearts and play for real, making it the best show in town, no matter who is there to listen.
Today I love ice packs, market breakfast now that my appetite has returned (I must be healing, right?), Celebrex, the funny stiff feeling I have in my hands and arms and legs that is from being tense because it actually feels funny and makes me want to laugh a little, fresh apples, home made bread, and great butter tarts. I love that Autumn is being especially pleasant this year, with some nice warmish days even here in November. I love the warm sunshine when it touches me and feels so healthy and healing. I love that I feel like that would help my back a lot right now.
Today I love healing in the autumn with a good, fresh cup of coffee.