Everyday we go thru so much and not realizing what we have already. The stresses we go thru about our jobs, our health, our living arrangement, maybe our friends and or relatives, our children, the economy, etc. Here’s an experience that I encountered.
I was waking up late Wednesday morning at 10:08 am and realized I was late getting to one of my client’s house. I had taken a nap after working the overnight shift getting out at 7:30am. So I got out of my scrubs and into my business uniform (owner). Into my blazer down Mopac south going 65 plus 5 than all of a sudden the traffic was slowing down mostly on the left side I was on. I realize it was going to take some extra time to get thru this so I called my client to let him know I’ll be there in 30 minutes more. As I was finally, getting to the cause of the traffic there was a 4 car collision and the paramedics had already gotten there doing CPR on two victims.
I was shaken, cause had I gotten on time to my client’s …I probly would of been one of the ones having CPR done on. I approach my client’s house and was slowing getting started because I had this accident on my mind. I noticed I was missing some cleaning iteams from the sink cabinet. I went to the back door to the patio were David, my client, was sitting and ask him about the items. He slowly got out of his chair eagarly to help.
You see, David has MD and he’s had it for about 4 - 5 years. He’s 6’ and 4" about and thin. You can already see his bones structure. He’s walking slowly but finds the stuff I need. He has a smile on his face that shows his inner strenght.
He proceeds to go back to the patio and enjoys the company of his two small dogs.
As I go to the back door to clean the windows, I see him relaxed and content. It’s like he’s in a secret garden filled with large greenery plants and beautiful flowers blooming. I glare at the collection of metal crosses and chimes that fill this magnificent space. All while he’s enjoying a cup of Joe.
I finally finish, I go to David and let him know that I’m done. I follow him to the office for him to write out my check, we start to conversate about the accident I saw than we talked about life. Than the words that struck me was when he said that HE was ‘too blessed to be stressed’ A man who doesn’t know how much time he has left was blessed. To feel blessed, to know it, to consume it, and to show it.
I realized I’m blessed to not have been one of the ones having CPR being done on, even thou we have diabetes anything else can come and do us under.
I drive back home and say to myself ’ too blessed to be stressed’ how true that is. My blessings are you guys, my children, my husband, my mother, my brother, my grandchildren, my overnight job, the list goes on. So tonight, I’m too blessed to be stressed…goodnight everyone and God blesses you, already.