This old banana tree is a lot like me. It’s a bit withered on the ends and a little banged up. It’s seen many storms (some horrible) and kept living, struggling to get through another season. I’ve had it many years. I’ve seen it fall over, be replanted and come back like a champ.
I compared myself to that tree because as you all know I’ve done the MS dance for many, many years. It’s been an up down battle. Some seasons have been better then others, all the while I’ve pushed through and enjoy life to the fullest. Except when I’m grumpy, because as we all know I can be an ass at times.
I have noticed a change in my thought process in the past couple of years. I’ve noticed that these days I’m appreciative of the smallest of things.
Just showering, a trip to the grocery store (still hate Walmart) or getting a pedicure feel like a great accomplishment. It’s all about perspective.
I used to take those little things for granted until they became the things that wasn’t so easy any more. With that I’ll say every little daily occurrence is a big deal.
That dog that won’t stop barking, some day will and you’ll miss it incredibly. That baby that constantly needs to be with you, will grow and you’ll miss being needed. The hubby you argue with over not putting away his clothes may not be with you for life. It’s all of these little everyday occurrences that make great memories. My advice is not to let them go unnoticed. They’re important meaningful things that get overlooked time and time again.
Perspective definitely changes with age. I have to say my views on so many things over the years have changed and I’m thankful they have. After all we have to grow with life. If we stay stagnant and unwilling to move and learn from life, are we really even living? I think not.
So with all of that preachiness I’ll move on to say, I’m starting my newest adventure in my dance with MS. I’m starting Mavenclad. I’m VERY hopeful this helps. Not going in with unreal expectations, but with reading all the positive things that I have, I can’t help but be excited.
So yeah I’m like that old banana tree and going to keep on keepin’ on.
On this Sunday remember to kiss your spouse, hug your babies and give your pets extra treats. They’ve all earned it.
And as always, do something kind for someone It WILL make a difference.