Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Seeing Clearly Again!

My sight has always been so precious to me, especially since my uncorrected vision is so very poor.  Until last year, I was so fortunate to be able to see very well with contacts.  But, 2014 became known, among other things, as the year of reading glasses within reach.  Having worn contacts since seventh grade, and then rarely donning glasses since my first contact lens fitting, I was unprepared for life interrupted by the search for magnification.  Julia and Gar laughingly asked if there were reading glasses in every room.  And the answer was a resounding YES! 

At my annual eye exam I expressed my extreme frustration.  When Dr. L assessed my situation, he produced another life-changing solution, multifocal contacts. 

I didn't realize how much I'd actually visually missed during the last year until I once again had full range of vision without readers. 

Regardless of the nature of our correctable issue, we owe it to ourselves to seek options that work, something that I once again see clearly.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Seizing Moments Throughout the Year

Happy 2015!  It's exciting to make plans to ensure that the new year is filled with joy, love and laughter.  Planning and executing against big goals is important.  Equally important is seizing little moments of success throughout the year.  And since so much of life is filled with maintenance tasks, there are abundant opportunities to acknowledge a completed task, that will almost immediately need to be tackled again.  Examples include those magic moments when:
  • the laundry baskets are empty
  • there are no dishes in the dishwasher
  • every item on the shopping list has been acquired
  • all surfaces are dust-free
  • the trash and recycling bins have just been emptied
  • correspondence is up-to-date
Acknowledging completion of a task is satisfying.  With the next change of clothes, meal consumed or incoming message, the cycle for that activity begins again.  Magic moments are fleeting but we have continuing chances to enjoy each small success.