Hey guys! I’m so excited it’s almost Friday! Like more excited than should be humanly possible 🙂
Today I went to the doctor to see if I could figure out what has been going on with my knee lately. There’s good news and (in my opinion) bad news. The good news is she said it doesn’t look like a ligament or cartilage issue, which means that she doesn’t think it will require drastic measurements to get me back up and running. The bad news though is that’s about all she said. She recommended physical therapy, and if that doesn’t work then she said she’d recommend an orthopedist. I guess the reason I call that “bad news” is that I just didn’t want to leave with such an open-ended answer. I am glad that she’s not suggesting surgery or anything though!
When I left I was feeling pretty down though. Basically I just felt like I wasted $20 to have someone tell me they don’t know the answer and I need to go see someone else. I took about 15 minutes to sit at the hill overlooking Boulder before heading back to work and just contemplated what I was feeling.
I cried and listened to a couple songs and prayed, then decided that, yet again, I needed to get over myself. I headed into town and made a little stop at Office Depot before pulling back into work. The stop was to grab supplies to do something uplifting for others…and [here] is your only hint! 🙂 For lunch I had about 1/4 cup of brown rice mixed with about a 1/2 cup of shredded carrots and 3 Tbsp of the leftover mole sauce:
Y’all, this afternoon has just been dragging on for quite some time now! Everyone at work was getting a little restless and asking for nap time (didn’t happen though…). About halfway through I was hungry again and had a snack of Key Lime Pie Larabar and a Diet Coke:
Mmmmmmmm…nothing like a good balance of all-natural and chemical-laden, right? 🙂 Unfortunately it still didn’t offer enough of a pick-me-up to keep from getting sleepy, but the water I’ve been chugging has been helping!
So I want to talk about helping others and being an encouragement. Doing what I did this afternoon made me so excited, and the best part about it was that it had nothing to do with ME and everything to with making someone else’s day. I don’t feel like I do that enough! I think that this life is too short and we have way too much potential to make a change to just sit around and let someone else do it. Can you imagine what would happen if we all took action and showed love to others? This world would be changed forever! So let me ask y’all this as our parting question:
What have you done lately to help encourage someone else? What encourages you and brightens up your day? Do you feel like you are better at helping encourage others in the areas that YOU need encouragement in, or in other things? I’d love to hear what you guys love to see/hear/do so that I can better love and encourage all of you!