Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It Must Be Another One of Life's Lessons

It Must Be Another One of Life's Lessons
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter

Leaning back in my desk chair
I reflect on how my life has changed
Once again ... I never saw it coming

I'm on another journey in my life
It's up to me if I want to learn from it
It must be another one of Life's lessons

I am seeing how people live
Who have lost their freedom to walk, move about
I am walking in their shoes ... they are mine for now

I am learning how it feels to be on crutches
Ride an electric shopping cart
Be pushed in a wheelchair

I have helped many a person through time
Who walked with crutches, rode electric shopping cart
Be pushed in a wheelchair

Never knowing one day I would be in their shoes
Just as the time I battled with cancer
All the times I battled with many things

I have worn many shoes in my lifetime
Many were very painful ... few were joyous
I'm in another pair of painful shoes

I look for the positive of having a broken knee cap
Such as I'm thankful for the crutches I walk with
The freedom to go out ... even if it means

Riding in an electric shopping cart
Being pushed in a wheelchair
Hopping along on one foot, placing little weight on the other

I see I still want to open a door, help another
I'm too slow now ... because I need help myself
I'm amazed at the people who come to my aid

I'm grateful to learn people really are kind
Toward others who are in their weaker times
More are kind than there are unkind

This is a learning experience, one I've never had
I'm thankful it's temporary
One I can get better from

I know that in the future when I'm okay again
I will go out of my way even more ... to help someone
Who walks with crutches, rides an electric cart ... or is in a wheelchair

Note by this Author:

Poem/photo owned, written by me ... Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

I was sitting here thinking of the things I am learning from this new experience in life.  I took a fall on October 3, 2015.  It broke my kneecap.

Since I can't change a thing ... I have to make the best from a 'bad' thing.  I choose to make it a positive experience no matter how painful it is ... it will help me to be a much better person.

No matter how bad ... things do get alright.  No matter how bad ... I choose to learn something good from it.

Since I'm not perfect ... I still cry sometimes.  Only because it hurts ... I still know everything is going to be alright again.

1 comment:

  1. You are truly an amazing person! No matter the situation----you turn it into something positive! I think that is one of the things I love about you. You always make something good out of something bad. Love, Ms. Nancy