"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." Theodore Roosevelt We just passed the one year anniversary of the first person diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus here on Canada’s West Coast. While it was a few more weeks before my medical team “encouraged” me to isolate, It feels like at least …
My friend, Sam, has another take on what I have been talking about in my last few blog posts.
If I take anything out of this it would be that we can’t stand still. Even if we don’t know what we want/need, we must carry on forward.
Sometimes the path ahead in life can seem a little unclear.
Sometimes we are faced with a range of life choices, almost too many, which often complicate matters and require a great deal of thought….too much thought!!
Sometimes we have limited choices, none of which are particularly helpful, so instead of moving forward we feel paralysed.
Add in chronic illness, and the restrictions often surrounding our diseases, complications are taken to a whole new level when we are faced with which path to take.
So how do we deal with forks in the road, a change of direction, a smorgasbord of opportunities?
The Cheshire Cat Approach
In Lewis Carroll’s famous novel, “Alice in Wonderland”, there is a lovely scene in the story, where Alice meets the Cheshire Cat as she comes to a fork in the road.
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go…
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So, a few days ago, I posted about choosing to be positive in a negative world. Yesterday, I faced a situation that could have changed that. I had a phone appointment with my respirologist that lasted about an hour, give or take five minutes! Dr. W. is a very thorough and personable doctor. She is …