Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just give me a hammer

After yesterday's pity party, I have been doing some pondering and reading.  Currently I am reading Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick.  This book is an excellent book for anyone who is willing to take the challenge of living a life of audacious faith!  When I finish reading the book, I will share a review, but today I wanted to share how one story from the book has helped change my "couch" perspective.

In the book there is a story about Norm. Mr Furtick, being the pastor of the church, was expecting that he would have to offer words of encouragement to Norm when he received his prison sentence.  Instead of being upset, etc, Norm asked the church to teach him how to share Jesus with other prison inmates. 

Get out the hammer....Attitude adjustment time for Kim!!  With the recent bumps in my healing journey, I have been getting a little whiny with "getting sent to the couch!"...Frustrated that I can't be out and about with my family and friends...doing, sharing, and caring.  What a lesson Norm has taught me and how I need to to refocus my direction on how best to use this couch time.  Thanks Norm!!

Here are just a few ideas that come to mind:
1) Rest...as I will still be working full time, therapy and have had a recent surgery
2) Spend more time in God's word and develop a stronger prayer walk
3) Set a weekly goal of memorizing a scripture a week
4) Read, read, read
5) Write cards of encouragement to others
6) Continue to explore the world of writing and get caught up in reading my fellow writers blogs
7) Educate myself on resources for survivorship
8) Redisign my blog

Okay, I will stop there...as I am getting too long of a list and hopefully won't be on the couch that long to complete it all!

2 comments:

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Yeah, Kim! Good for you in finding the positives in your situation! And you're right on. There are times I'd like life to slow a bit so I could tackle some quieter sorts of projects. Good for your for seizing the day, no matter what. :)

beyondbreastcancer said...

Eh...that's quite a long list you got there lady ;-)You remind me so much of myself - feeling that I have to be doing and achieving all the time - when sometimes just being is the most important thing you can do for your healing. I say this to you as someone for whom the concept of “being” is a tough one to embrace. Creating space in the day to simply be, without an agenda, can become the platform for a more productive "doing". Sounds like you have this covered though, with your time spent in prayer and rest on your schedule and so give these top priority on the couch.

Now if only I could take my own excellent advice!

Thinking of you - Marie x