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.


Kathy said...

Love the look of joy on that little face! And I hope the new perspective will get you out of the reach and grab phase! You'll be fine!

Oh Sew Good said...

Walk on! :)

Ron said...

And it's a better perspective! Hope you do remember it when it comes to the leftovers

Anonymous said...

I love the background of the photo. Nothing like a sweet reminder of home! Thanks TB!!!

Love you all!

D said...

Very true. Love the pic! My pedometer has been close to 20,000 most days over the past while!! Yah. D