Do you ever find yourself in a rut? Like you know you need or want a change but you have NO idea what it is? That is part of the reason I started this blog. I needed to find something new, something fun and yet challenging. A way to find fulfillment, maybe through my own creativity. Maybe it is because I am a STRONG pisces, but I always seem to need something NEW.
So this evening I was watching an episode of Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?” which I DVR (I don’t actually watch TV, just DVR!) and saw Rachelle Friedman. Remember her? She is also known as “The Paralyzed Bride.” She was the young girl who was pushed into a pool during her bachelorette party, suffered an instant spinal cord injury, and has been in a wheelchair ever since. This was a few years ago.
We hear phrases like “my life changed in an instant” all the time, but for some reason, tonight, it turned a light on in my head. It made me realize things CAN change in an instant! It could happen to me, or anyone I love and care about! Now, of course, it could also be in a good way, and that would be a happy bonus. OR you could end up in a wheelchair or worse. Of course, you could also say “this was such a freak accident, what are the odds?” Well, lets think about texting and driving, drinking and driving, the odds just shot up! We never know when we may not have a tomorrow, or what tomorrow will look like. But we CAN do something about today!
Now, I am not a thrill-seeker by any means, nor does this mean I’ve decided to travel around the world. What it means is that I am going to work harder to appreciate all that I do have. You know they say that happiness is all about enjoying what you have, not worrying about what you don’t. My life is a simple one. And that is okay. When I feel myself getting frustrated for what I do not have, I will think of Rachelle. Remind myself of how fortunate I really am!
As for Rachelle, she’s doing okay to! In case you’re interested: She still married the man to whom she was intended and they are even trying to have a baby via surrogate! Good luck and best wishes to her and her soon to be family!