"Why do we have a walker and shower chair here? That's what grandmas and grandpas use." Not my son's most sensitive thing to say. Yet, it was accurate.
He had seen his grandparents use pieces of equipment just like these. He was surprised that I had bought them for me.
Honestly, I understood his sentiment. For a moment, I felt older...much older.
I had a feeling of not being strong.
Of not being able to make my body do what I told it to do.
Of needing help.
Why did I need help? Because I was having foot surgery.
But then, I realized my perspective could change so much.
Post surgery, I couldn't put any pressure on my foot at all. For 2 weeks.
Enter the walker.
My cast had to stay completely dry for those 2 weeks as well.
Enter the shower chair.
With a changed perspective, I saw the chair as giving me more freedom. The same for the walker. It meant I could get around easier than on crutches.
So, instead of feeling old, I thought about how useful the equipment was. About how it would help me to be able to take care of myself sooner.
While I'm still getting stronger, I don't mind having the chair and walker around.
They are tools to help me get better.
They are not a statement about my age or overall ability.
This has also made me realize that my perspective about other challenges in my life may need some revision.
What I may view as a negative, may actually be viewed as a positive. Or at least in a positive light.
How about you? Is there an area in your life where a change of perspective is in order?
Have a wonderful week!
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