“HAVE YOU NOTICED”
Written by: Deborah Alexander, CEO
Have you noticed how things can change in an instant? But rather than ask have you noticed? there’s another question that you can ask, but we won’t get to that until later.
Changes can occur in our health, jobs, finances, relationships, homes,
& whatever other ways you can add to the list.
Please allow me to switch gears momentarily in order that I may bring to life my point.
I have always been visually impaired but in high school and thereafter I refused to accept the change of my eyesight.
I went to school for Nursing Assistant and did that for 20 years until it became harder and harder to conceal the fact that I was now legally blind.
Moving forward I got sick, was out on disability and had to change jobs because my Dr. said due to herniated discs found in my lower back and neck I had to find another job.
Now can you imagine what I’m now up against, being legally blind, have disc locations that are creating issues and to top it off now out of work.
Well soon after leaving my Nursing assistant job to which I so loved, I was blessed to be hired as an Activities assistant.
It was 7 years into my doing activities that I got sick several times and had to be hospitalized until they finally found out that I had an overactive Thyroid that went bilestic.
My job decided that because I was getting sick so much that it was time for me to move on with my benefits.
I know you’re probably reading this and thinking Wow!
And I guess you can also imagine how I was feeling.
I’m sure some would say that I had every right to be discouraged, mad, angry, fearful or wherever word you choose. Yes indeed I felt a few of those but mostly fearful because I now thought what kind of job can I possibly get with all that is going on with me.
I was one who worked out at the gym 6 days a week and had to Stop…
This was really taking a toll on me. I can’t work or workout, well what am I suppose to do?
Okay lets get ready to park as I share how I went from the whoa is me lane to slow start driving lane.
God took my love for walking to inviting others to walk, to starting a walking group to starting a. NJ Non-Profit Organization.
Now I need you to hear me and know that I’m still legally blind, not working, (I’m retired) still have herniated discs and some other added medical issues.
However, I’m still here and through it all I’m blessed. I realized as long as I keep my foot on the gas pedal of EFFORT God will lead me to the road of my next lifes chapter.
In life CHANGE is enevitable but here is the question to ask of yourselves, how will I deal with the change? Will I take the whoa is me road or the PUSH the pedal of EFFORT road whereas God will lead you to your next destination.