|Overpriced yet healing light fixture|
I ran into a childhood friend this evening on the corner. We spoke about life and how time passes so quickly and then, like most our age, we talked about stress. When I was younger, I never thought I would be one of those people who spoke constantly about health and medicine. It seemed like such an "old person" thing to do. This reminded me again that we can't stress out or we'll stroke out! I like that, I may coin that phrase. You heard it here first haha.
When I was in jail aka stuck at home recovering, I did a ton of online shopping. Although not always sensible, it did make me feel like I was accomplishing something outside of sitting in front of the TV watching Maury and over thinking the possibility of a second stroke.
One of the things I purchased was a light fixture from Anthropologie. Let me rephrase that, a very expensive light fixture from Anthropologie! This was part of the re-modeling of the kitchen I thought was so necessary at the time since I spent so many hours staring at the wall. Often times I look to the wall, like today and am reminded to not let things get to me. This week was really stressful and I know that I can't let myself stress out, not anymore. I look at this light fixture and I think of where I was and where I am now. I told my friend this and advised her to look at something from a year ago and think how far she's come.
Maybe we should all do that and reflect especially with the year coming to a close? This can be a subtle reminder to not stress out for a healthier 2012. I have to say this to myself too....nothing is worth your health, nothing.