Thoughtful Thursdays

The Wisdom of Trees

The Wisdom of Trees

As you might recall, my theme-in-a-word this year is encouragement. Little did I know how much I would need it throughout my hospital adventure and all of its rippling effects on my life! Without a doubt, I can report that encouragement works. Indeed, encouragement, as I discovered in my January etymology research, enables both courage and strength, especially when navigating through […]

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The Questions That Matter

The Questions That Matter

This week’s inspiration comes from a quote that will not leave me alone: Is it? I question. Ha. As most of you know, in this post-hospital way-too-long recovery journey, I’ve had a lot of questions: Why did this happen? How did this happen? What can I do to prevent it from ever happening again? It’s been exhausting. And yet, […]

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A Time to Question Fear

A Time to Question Fear

Life has been pretty much transactional since I came home from the hospital ten weeks ago. I’ve had eleven doctor appointments, nine nursing visits, seven medication changes and four resulting side effects that have given this post-sepsis recovery path plenty of detours. I felt like one of Pavlov’s dogs. Stimulus. Response. Stimulus. Response. Or maybe it was more like […]

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