One benefit of living one’s entire life with a chronic, eventually fatal condition (which we all have, if you think about it):
It can focus you wonderfully on what’s important in the moment.
As a result, I often hear myself saying
“I haven’t got time for this.”
For example, recently I have stated that I haven’t got time for ...
- Anguish about things I cannot control,
- Unhelpful judgments, and
- Shame about my own imperfections.
This morning, as I woke up, I had time to recognize that I was feeling dizzy and nauseated, due to a revisit from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) … probably triggered by my being in the same position for 7 hours last week during cardiac surgery.
And, I said to myself:
I haven’t got time for this.
So, I’ll be working on asking for help to resolve that, today.
In the meantime, I do have time for:
- healing tears,
- those I love,
- blogging, and
- photos from yesterday, including
That last photo was from a therapy session where I was inviting somebody to have (1) less time for harsh self-judgments about their body and (2) more time for feeling “just right.”
Here’s another image from yesterday, when I didn’t have time to focus:
That bumper sticker says
Something wonderful is about to happen.
I always have time for something wonderful. I wonder if that includes a comment from you?
Thanks to all that I always have time for, including people in therapy, good music, the Citgo sign near Fenway Park in Boston, helpful bumper stickers, and you!