Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gratitude, Good Food and Happinesse

Here in Palm Springs, with family, the turkey is about to go in the oven, the stuffing, is made, the pies are baked, the table is set and we're about to head for the pool.

Wishing you and and everyone in the world, good food, happiness, and gratitude for the blessings we share.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Clear Vision: What I Learned from Cataract Surgery

I do not ask for help easily. At least this time I managed to override the automatic, "If you can't do it, no problem." I just asked. The second person, my neighbor was able and willing to arrive at my gate at 7:15 AM to take me off to the surgery center.

A healing environment and kindness are very important to me. I knew my doctor was an old grouch with a reputation for an explosive temper. He's harsh; I'm sensitive but we got through it OK.

The big lesson is that I focus on what may be wrong more than I like, sort of scanning for problems like a computer anti-virus program on high alert.. There was plenty to focus on, lots of little hiccups, like those pesky broken blood vessels. Easiest to obsess about, a very slow recovery to normal vision, just approaching today on day 4.

My coaching clients and I work on this together all the time. It comes up for the most successful people I know. In my work I never want to "think positive" or "think negative." The goal is always clear vision. This seems a perfect opportunity to improve my own view. If something is off, I want to know, but not to the exclusion of the wonder all around me!

If you too, sometimes get caught up in the what-is-wrong-web, maybe this is a good time for you too, to widen your focus and include the wonder of it all.

Today I am going to consciously include in my focus:
  • The miracle of fast eye surgery 
  • The extraordinary miracle of sight
  • The kind wishes of friends and my dear son
  • The thoughtful support of my neighbor
  • The miracle of color
  • My comfy home to return to
  • The gradual clearing of my vision
  • The vast numbers of people who can see because of  surgery like this
  • The warm feeling of gratitude for my life and the coming holiday
  • Love and thanks to you for sharing my journey!
Here's to clear vision and happiness!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pumpkin Breakout

Most people believe that pumpkins are orange, right?


Now there's a puking pumpkin! Happy day after Halloween!