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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

No, I am not brain damaged....

Today I'm counting my lucky stars and wondering what exactly in life has happened that gives me any right to be grumpy? Nothing really! Yesterday I got a slight concusion after falling down half a flight of stairs (yes, they call me grace) and seemed to have gotten a slight concussion. I spent the majority of the day in the ER while they checked me out. Apparently, when I first came in to the ER, they thought I was brain damaged because I was holding my feet in a sous-sous and pointing my toes, which happens to brain damage victims I guess.

So, I decided a few weeks ago to start a Happy Tuesday blog so that those who don't want to read my rambles can not click on the link and those who do....well, can!
This week I thought HT should be about being grateful. I know it is a little ahead of Thanksgiving, but I figure that we can be thankful for things every day, not just a silly holiday.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.--Buddha

I think that being scaredwas the worst part about the whole afternoon (okay, maybe them cutting my clothes--my favourite shirt--to shreds was pretty bad at the end of the day)...there were all these doctors around in the trauma room and no one was telling me what was going on, so I started to get a little scared--maybe something was wrong.

Gratitude is the best attitude. ~Author Unknown

Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of the life, even if it means hurting your eyes. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Yes, indeed, my eyes do hurt today (and my sore butt and head) but I'm just going to go out there and have a good day. At least I have a good day to go out to! The sun is shining, I have the day off of work, I have wonderful people that I love to spend my time with, and heck--I'm alive!
I challenge anybody in their darkest moment to write what they're grateful for, even stupid little things like green grass or a friendly conversation with somebody on the elevator. You start to realize how rich you are. ~ Jim Carrey

So your challenge of today is to just write a small list of the things you are grateful for today. Then later on, if you need a little pick me up, just look at your list. I'm serious people, at least TRY it!

Be well. Be grateful. Be HAPPY!



Anonymous said...

tammi, so good to get happy tuesdays again, i was starting to miss them!

so keep on writing, i love reading your blogs!

hope you're feeling better soon!

hugs from sunny sheffield (so who said the weather was bad in england..?)


Anonymous said...

hey there tam,
well i have to say i am glad you are alright, kinda sad about your shirt though, which one was it??? i feel like we havent talked ina while an i miss my big sis, so mabye for spring break i can come visit becuase i havent even seen your new apartment, well call me or email me, it seems to work best because i am always running around but im off to see my trainer( i'll have to find the camera and send ya a pic, i have lost 17 pounds so far:)) so let me know how everything is going
i love you
love brina

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammi,
I love the happy tuesdays, so glad you're okay, the pics of your adventures are great.

"D" is a senior!


Sarah Hamilton said...

Tammi! How many times do I have to tell you to stay away from steep staircases? I hope Dave puts up a baby-gate or soemthing in your apartment building. Seriously though, that sounds really scary and I´m so sorry you had to go through it. I hope you´re feeling better soon. I miss you lots and I´m really glad you´re going to start up Happy Tuesdays again! Love sarah.

Anonymous said...

The funny part was that you mentioned "slight concussion" twice in a row, so the sentence sounds like you were brain damaged... but I'm really glad you're not.

-old band friend who wishes to remain anonymous for the moment