Falling – February 28, 2016

Have you ever been falling, or watched someone else falling, and time seems to slow down – like in a movie?  No matter how slow things seem to be happening, you know there is nothing, Not A Thing, you can do to stop what’s happening?

I did that today.

Somehow I took a wrong step, and suddenly, I was going headfirst into the wooden stair rail and the cement block at the base of the wooden steps in my backyard which lead to our porch.

I felt like time had slowed to a pulse beat, and yet, there was nothing I could do to stop myself from falling.

On the whole, I was really lucky.  My head wasn’t introduced to the concrete, although my knees and one of my elbows are a bit scraped.  No big deal.  I also have bits of splinters on the side of my palm, wrist, and fingers.  No emergency room or urgent care was necessary.  Although, I did need tweezers.

There are two perspectives – is the glass half empty, or half full?

As for me – I’m grateful that with my innate ability to trip, I’m fine.

I’m counting my blessings, and grateful for each one.

May you have a good week, and may your glass be half full.