“Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
As one chapter ends and another begins, I need you to know that I appreciate you. Each of you makes Seeking Querencia special by your mere presence. May your “envelopes” be filled with messages of the joy, peace of mind, body and spirit, good health, love, happiness, and abundant blessings that awaits you in 2019. Be safe, and I look forward to seeing you here in the coming year.
I hope that everyone had a relaxing, enjoyable, and Happy Thanksgiving Day and weekend. I hope that it came with the realization that we all have something, even if it is only one thing, about which to be grateful. May the new week bring you much gratitude. Be safe, be happy, and know that you are loved and valued.
Few days ago, I slipped on a wet floor, fell, and hit my head — very hard. Instead of going to the ER, I resisted, angering my daughter. I finally relented when my eye surgeon insisted that I should go. A CT scan showed a couple of brain bleeds, and I was transferred to the ICU in a local trauma center. Praise God, they were such that they only required monitoring, anti-seizure medication, and pain medication for the horrific headaches. I have to use a walker for 2-3 more days, and rest in order to allow my brain to absorb the bleed. I follow up with the neurologist surgeon in two weeks, and hopefully the incident will be behind me. However, at the beginning, I had the very thoughts as the lyrics in the song, and with them such immediacy. Largely, I concluded that “they know.” Yet, I will never take it for granted.