|On Sunday, I put my back out at the gym. For the rest of the day, I was in a considerable amount of pain and could hardly move. I felt rather sorry for myself as I lay in bed. I was cranky and bored. I realised that I don’t make a very good patient. In fact, I am incredibly impatient because I want to get better quickly so that I can do all the things I had planned.
Last night, I went to see The Sessions in The Riverbank Arts Centre. The movie is based on a man with polio who was mostly paralysed from the neck down. He was a poet and a journalist with a great sense of humour. Despite his predicament, he was able to reach out to experience life and love.
This morning, I sipped a soy latte in the Keadeen Hotel while a large group of deaf people laughed and signed excitedly beside me. They were full of fun and togetherness.
And I just watched a clip from The Saturday Night Show with 16-year-old Donal Walsh who is terminally ill with cancer. This brave, inspiring young man spoke out about suicide and how he is grateful for every extra day he has to live. He hopes that his death will make people appreciate life more. He is sad to be leaving behind all the beautiful things of this world. Since his prognosis, he has given up school, travelled, and raised over €50,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.
It was as though I was being constantly reminded of how lucky I am and how I need to put things into perspective. A healthy or seemingly perfect life may not be as rich as the lives of some of these so-called dying or disabled people. If you are able to open yourself to love, able to share and enjoy the wonderful moments of life with family and friends, able to laugh and learn and experience, and able to really live life, then you are truly blessed. It is then that you are really alive.
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Pics on InstagramSome statements & questions from the last class of the Positive Living group 💁♀️Life Coaching: the benefits of saying things aloud to an impartial observer & having them reflected back to you. Being asked powerful questions so that you gain a new perspective. Being helped and supported in a present, non-judgmental way as you clarify your vision, remove stumbling blocks & move forwards so you can live the life you desire. Call me on 087-1411662 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to book your appointment. #lifecoachkildare #mindbodysoulcoach #lifecoachskypeLast night, I challenged my Mindfulness & Positive Living class to complete a Random Act of Kindness. Today in a local café, I bought whoever would be the next customer a cup of coffee ☕️ What was interesting was how embarrassed I felt explaining this to the barista. I thought that’d be the end of it until someone approached me to tell me she had been next in line & thanked me for the coffee. I felt a rush of energy: joy, embarrassment, wondering if it had made her happy, wanting to disappear, beaming but not wanting to show it. How complex us humans are! Please try this challenge. AND take the time to notice what’s going on inside of you. PS Loving @lilyallen and her openness in this page-turner of a memoir 👏🏻 #mindfulness #raok #randomactofkindness #mindfulnesscoursekildare #mindbodysoulcoach #lifecoachkildare #lifecoachskype #lilyallen #mythoughtsexactly
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