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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!

xoxo
t

5 comments:

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..?)

vera

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!

Robin

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