31 May Susan’s Sound Advice #563
I had an unfortunate accident on Wednesday. My flight to Miami was canceled due to an oil leak in the plane, and the only choice I had was running to a gate which was quite far or else I would have had to wait three hours for a replacement airplane. I slipped and went crashing down right on my hip and elbow with such force that I was sure I would end up in the hospital instead of Miami. As I slowly got up, I was in a lot of pain, but managed to get to the gate. A very kind gentleman took very good care of me which I am forever grateful. He carried my bag and made sure I was able to move. He even checked on me throughout the flight to make sure I was ok. All I kept thinking about throughout the flight was how great I felt a moment before I fell, and how that one split second changed everything. . We tend to be grateful each day for things like a successful business venture, maybe a fun lunch date, and great weather. But, how many of us are grateful for the fact that we can go through the day pain free. We never realize how great life is until we have a health setback. It will take some time for my wounds to heal, and I am still in quite a bit of pain, but this taught me another great lesson…never take our body for granted and appreciate when it doesn’t break down. Another lesson: It could have been a lot worse. Thank goodness I didn’t break any bones, and thank goodness I didn’t fall backwards on my head.