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A Week for Patience

Lorelei

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The last week has been packed with two sick children and a mother whose assisted living placement needs changing due to a decline in her care.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be available to my children and to comfort them when they are ill.  I'm grateful that when they are ill, it is a virus that passes without trauma.  I am grateful that I am in a position to be near my mother, to provide comfort to her, and to manage her care.  

That is why I can realize that letting my yoga practice temporarily suffer is something that happens but that it was always be there for me.  I had to take two days break in a row this week, and I can feel that my flexibility has waned just a bit.  I am not ready to publish any of my Mermaid Pose attempts right now, but today I was able to raise both arms overhead while keeping my balance.  I've decided that I need to work on the balance piece before I can move into reaching back for a foot.  Just a readjustment of my plan.  I've been having some hamstring tightness that I have to work on in the coming week too.

This week's unexpected opportunity to work on my patience has been a gift.  I know that every experience offers an opportunity for growth.  The choice is mine as to whether or not I accept that opportunity as a positive experience in my life and in the lives of those around me. 




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Thank you for sharing this. Alzheimer's runs in my family, so many of us fear that we will end up being a burden to others. Hearing what you are grateful this past week is inspiring and makes me understand how to not see it as a burden, and your choice to move closer has been wise, giving you the privileges to comfort your mom and manage her care.

Good for you to take those two days of break in a row when you needed it.

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