I had my last personal training session at the pool this morning and decided to swim around a bit afterwards when a minor miracle occurred. I did a few freestyle strokes and my shoulder didn’t feel like it was trying to disconnect from my body! I’m not saying that I could make it through repeated laps, because I was entirely too tired to try, but it definitely raised my spirits.
For administrative professionals day, my work provided us with free massages (how cool is that) and the massage therapist did some work on my shoulder. It never even occurred to me, or maybe I have forgotten, that it’s called therapeutic massage for a reason. I don’t expect to get full mobility back, but this definitely changes my outlook.
I said at the beginning that I didn’t know what was possible so I was going to go out there and see what my body can do. It’s small victories like this which make me hopeful - not because everything hinges on my shoulder being cured, but because I am reminded that I actually don’t know what is possible. Not everything in life is going to be a disappointment. Sometimes we get to be pleasantly surprised.
Take this moment to remember that for all the heinously bad unexpected shit that happens in our lives, there is also magnificently good unexpected shit. We simply can’t imagine every possibility, and that my friends is why we must get out there and embrace the adventure of living.
Creating my own sunshine 🌞