Never Bored Seeking Contentment

by | Jun 30, 2010 | Health and Wellness

I am recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus. So far so good, but giving myself two weeks to relax, rest, and heal. My husband, Steve was a great nurse and family is wonderful. People ask if I am bored. No way. I don’t know what boredom would look like. Do you want to know what I have been doing? Besides Physical Therapy of course.

  • Reading books for my book club I would have never finished. Fiction. Just finished

The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet-loved it.

Now reading The Lake in the Woods-fantastic.

And next Tobacco Road will let you know.

  • Writing bits and pieces-nothing of great length, but preparing for some focused writing time.
  • Going through old magazines, cutting out words that fit my vision board and articles I want to read. I will give myself a deadline to read them or throw them away.
  • Watching my DVRed  shows-the View and Oprah and enjoying the variety of “Hot Topics.”
  • Contemplating contemplation. When you sit, you have more time to think and I use this time to deal with inner conflicts and sort out feelings that impair the healing process.
  • It is not just my knee that is healing. It is my soul. Without a healed mind, the body cannot heal.
  • Totally enjoying leaving the doors and windows open to the summer breeze and enjoying the birds, flowers, green.
  • Most of all enjoying the gift of friendship and sisterhood.

I can’t wait to get back to walking, dancing and gardening and running after my granddaughters.

Regarding contenment – I am working on it. It is hard for me to let go of ambitious thoughts and the guilt of feeling like a slug. I need to remember that it is productive to heal.


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