In an Instant Life Changed and We Were Grateful
The Instant It Happened
Yesterday our lives changed in an instant! Those life changing moments, sneak up when you least expect them. Moments like these really shine light on what’s really important. Yesterday seemed like a normal day. We worked a little in the morning, had breakfast with one of our daughters, doing errands, getting ready for a backyard dinner with friends and then it happened ……
A New Meaning of the Domino Effect
Bob and I were walking down a street in single file to give people space. Bob tripped and came crashing into me, I fell in ways I can ’t remember and landed on my face. I distinctly remember the force that my face hit the cement. It must have been quite a sight, two old people falling like a couple of dominos to the ground.
Grateful for Compassionate Strangers
Bob was mortified, especially when he saw me lying there. In an instant, life changed. Preparing for dinner was no longer our top priority. We were so grateful for the compassionate group of strangers who witnessed the two human dominos. People were helpful and caring and for that, we were extremely grateful.
Grateful for Intuitive Frontline Workers
Arriving home, I realized my arm was broken. So off we went to the hospital, Bob hobbling and me with a huge icepack pressed to my face. What a sight we must have been. Arriving at the hospital, I went in the wrong door and was quickly helped by a security guard who escorted me to the right place. We realized after that he had to objectives, one to escort me, but also to check and observe the demeanour of Bob. There was immediate suspicion of domestic violence.
Grateful For People Who Have Courage to Ask Tough Questions
This security guard took one look at Bob and the state he was in worrying about me, and said, your husband is a gentleman. It wasn’t until the doctor asked me directly if I was victim of domestic violence then it all made sense. I am grateful for a health care system that has people who care, are intuitive and are willing to ask the tough questions.
Grateful For All the Smiles Behind the Masks
We are so grateful for the caring and compassionate healthcare workers. Even in these challenging times they were smiling behind their masks and did everything they could to make me more comfortable. I am grateful for our healthcare heroes.
Grateful For the Canadian Healthcare System
After x-rays, a ct scan, a tetanus shot and a lot of Tylenol and Advil, it was determined no surgery was needed for my arm or my face. I have a broken elbow.….and as miracles happen, I have the type of fracture where I’m still allowed to type. I’m so grateful.
Life Can Change in an Instant and Shines Light On What We Have to Be Grateful For
It’s the middle of the night, can’t sleep. How grateful I am to be able to blog. LIfe can change in an instant. It’s the moments after those instants that have made me more grateful for our health, compassionate strangers, our frontline heroes and having the privilege to keep blogging.
Todays blog was supposed to be about our new drone we received from our kids for our birthdays….that plan sure changed in an instant!
Adrienne and Bob
Adrienne & Bob
We are digital entrepreneurs who took a courageous leap to start our online business. We have owned an Executive Recruitment company for over twenty years. The industry is being rapidly disrupted by technology. Our business isn’t scaleable and we constantly trade time for money. Our digital business allows us flexibility to work when and where we want and do the things we enjoy. We are passionate about helping others achieve the same.