Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A New Perspective
Ever see things in a different way after doing it the same way for so long? Well, the little guy got turned around in the car after a year of riding backwards and watching the world fly by him. He has relished every moment of seeing the world sail by him this week.
Last week, I started working a few evening a week at a nursing home that I worked at for almost 6 years, but have not worked at for the last 4 years. I was reminded of several reasons I loved my job there including everyone greeting each other by name, and the overall friendly, home-like atmosphere. I was also reminded of one of the big reasons I was happy to be leaving in the first place...walking.
Monday night, there happened to be a concert and the residents needed to be escorted to the room in which the concert was to take place. It has got to be at least 1000 steps each time from the elevator to the room round trip, not exaggerating either!! When I worked there 4 years ago, I would get winded after a trip or two, on Monday night, I was longing for more trips! My thoughts changed over the years. I no longer wish for the escorting to end, but long for more as it means more exercise. My perspective has changed. I need to remember that as I reach for the leftover brownies, cake, etc.
Posted by TB--Milwaukee at 11:00 AM