Thanks to everyone who wrote me privately with concern about my wrist-your good wishes are much appreciated!
The past few weeks have definitely been blessings in disguise.
Things I have discovered when I only have one working hand, in no particular order.
- If I can’t squeeze toothpaste accurately onto my toothbrush, I can always squeeze it onto the top of a finger on the opposite hand and then wipe it off with my brush.
- I can get on clothes that attach at the back by putting them on front first, and then twisting them to the back.
- Even dishes can be washed with one hand if I don’t let food harden on them.
- People I’ve never asked for help are happy to help with driving.
- My significant other is much more interested in what I’m doing when he gets to sit in on the meetings.
- I can do almost anything one-handed (except open cans with a can opener), but it takes longer.
And the final blessing, courtesy of my neighbor, a medical doctor.
Apparently being forced to do normal, everyday things in different ways means I am creating new neural pathways in my brain. So in effect, I am getting smarter.
If it only felt (more) that way!
When have you been forced to do things differently and felt it was a major pain or inconvenience, and later realized that it made you grow in some way?
May we pursue our paths, finding blessings wherever we can,