It’s Thankful Tuesday.
"I'm thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could've gone the other way."
- Rick Springfield
- Rick Springfield
This quote resonated loudly for me on this Thankful Tuesday, as my injured hand healed right up and I’m typing away as usual today.
I fell off a chair on an old wooden porch Friday night. As we all shifted our chairs around to watch the fireworks (thunder on the mountain) around 9 that night, the leg of my chair caught on the old porch and I slid off breaking my fall with my right hand. Things could have gone really wrong, but they went my way instead of the other way – a truly serendipitous moment.
- I could have fallen down the stairs – I did not.
- I could have broken my hand or something else – I did not.
- I could have shattered my glass as I usually have a real glass – I chose plastic so it did not.
I was helped to my feet, the chair righted, wine glass refilled and we all watched the gorgeous fireworks and celebrated the 4th of July. I stayed awhile and continued my long walk home via another friend’s house, and thought no more about it until Saturday morning when the hand was hurting and slightly swollen.
It was not bruised and the pain did not feel like a break. I kept it on ice the entire day and most of the night favoring it as I prepped food and did other minor chores – you have no idea just how much the right hand little finger does in a day. I have new respect for that digit.
Fortunately, I had an ARC (advanced reading copy) of a book I promised to review for a friend loaded on my Tablet, so the enforced tenure on the couch with one hand on ice was not total torture. I alternated between the ice-pack and tall glass of iced wine, which helped. Did more of the same on Sunday, but not as intense and it was obviously healing.
I slept with then hand wrapped flat in a silk scarf Saturday and Sunday nights and today the swelling is pretty much gone and I’m just shy of making a perfect fist again.
I am thankful for serendipitous moments where things that could have gone so wrong, went just right.
What are your grateful for?