Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Break Chronicles

The one and only!
ALERT: Annie Update!

For my friends who have been following this blog, you may remember my friend Annie , who had a brain aneurysm in August 2013 and survived! I am moved by this person on so many different levels, I want to share her story  with anyone and everyone. She continues to see different specialists who help her with her language and vision. I had the chance to go to her therapies with her last week when visiting and she is progressing so well- each day is a new opportunity for her brain to soak up new information.

I know she has nothing to do with school counseling, but I feel compelled to share the perspective I walked away with and how I will be finishing out the school year and hopefully longer than that!

Seeing her re-learn how to read, how to tell time, how to see- puts life in perspective for me. She never complains and is thrilled to be alive each morning.Can you imagine if you lived even one day of your life with 100% optimism and excitement for every interaction you had!? I can honestly say I do not usually jump out of bed at 5:45AM each morning excited to: take a shower, brush my teeth, do bus duty, sit in meetings, email, do laundry, take the trash out, etc.

That being said- Annie's perspective each day is my new goal: To truly LIVE this LIFE and be thankful to wake up each morning and do the best job in the world- help people.

So readers- thank you for your commitment to what you do, to who you are, and to excitement in your life. I wish you a happy, healthy week and a new perspective on how great life is and how much we have to be thankful for. Sharing her story is so therapeutic for me and I appreciate your willingness to hear my heart.

Love this life,
Your Floridian Chicka!