Sunday, January 11, 2015

This blog changed course fast.

Have I mentioned loving what I do?  Have I mentioned that I also teach others to recognize and love what they do?  We spend so many hours of our week at our "jobs" that we really need to do all in our power to stop looking at work as work and just see it as life!!  
And if your "life" isn't bringing you joy, then it is time for you to reevaluate!

It's been cold in Louisiana.  Like super cold for us.  Under 32 and we feel like school needs to close!  haha
One of our patients at MMPT brings her own blanket to PT every week.  I told her she looked like Miss Queenie, but there was one thing missing.  Without even blinking, Keif was walking back holding a cup of hot chocolate for her.  Dontcha know that in giving is when we receive the most?  I am so, so blessed to have a staff who knows and lives that!!  She was thrilled to have the cocoa, but he was the one who got the biggest blessing!!
And to take people who are in serious pain, and have them doing things they never dreamed they could do.  And to leave smiling about it.  That's a good feeling!

I also hope you are fortunate enough to "work" somewhere where you welcome your family members, not shun them for the sake of "work".  Life is only today.  Tomorrow may or may not come!  Time is the only thing we can never get back! I encourage you to use yours wisely!
Look at these angels.  One is 6.  The other is 16.  (in her own mind!)

This year, taking my own advice, I am working in more of the things that I LOVE to do.  I am going to do more art.  I am going to teach people more about art.
I am going to take more selfies.  (Just kidding.  This is a daily situation on my phone!!  Like 20 or so at a time!)
I also love this.  WHO are you surrounding yourself with who makes you a better you?  Who cheers for you?  Who inspires you?  Read these!  Print them off.  Decide to change your environment and watch your life change.
I've even found a way to work my art into my physical therapy!!  These are the exercises I gave a patient last week...All fancy-like, too, on a sticky note.
I know, firsthand, that life is short.  Jake, (and by "Jake", I am also referring to Heaven and all who is in it!) always sends me a sign when I am right on course for my best life.  Last night I was just heavily mentoring someone and encouraging them, and in the m idle of our conversation, I said, "hang on", and I looked at my phone.  Sure enough... added up to an 11.  I KNEW in my gut that I needed to look and to be reassured that inspiring, encouraging, lifting, teaching, .... THAT is what I am called to do.
I never know what I'm gonna blog about before I start blogging.  I just open up, look at the pics I uploaded, and start telling a story, weaving the pics together.  I'm not sure how I went from my former title on this one of "A day at MMPT" to what it ended up being.  But I felt inspired to go this direction and have really been wanting to do some teaching through this venue anyway.  Are you ready for that!?
Get ready bloggers....
I am about to BRANG IT!!

2015, I'll be MAXIMIZing my gifts, talents, time, resources, etc.  Hope you're ready.

MO

5 comments:

Zt Dup said...

I'm ready, bring it!! I'm ready to strengthen myself in a few ways.
Ha, can't wait to see Ellie at 16!

Mbeaty19 said...

Can't wait to see what great things will be contained in your blog this year. I love reading your posts because I always seem to come away with something to think about. Sometimes it's from a question you asked, sometimes it's an inspiring activity or item you did, and sometimes it's just evaluating what I did that day.

I certainly know what you mean about loving what you do. So many people in my life are constantly complaining about their jobs and work. I always feel so guilty because I love what I do. From being an at home mom, to subbing in local school districts, and to doing my photography each brings me joy every time I do it. Even now as I'm working towards getting my insurance license im excited about it. I love the opportunities that have been gifted to me by God.

Can't wait to see what you create this year. Love catching up on all the great work you and your team do at MMPT. Your cup runs over and Gods plan shines brightly. I can't help but see a smiling, bald little boy guiding that light towards you always.

snekcip said...

Hey Mo! Still here...still reading!! Love this post and the concept about "loving what you do." I'm so at that point right now!!

Holly said...

BRANG it Baby's!!!! You are a blessing!!!

Sharidrew said...

You....your writing.....your life....your love for life....all make me smile! I love coming here for a little MO therapy! You inspire me to be a better version of me! Thank you for that!

God bless you and I look forward to being further inspired!

Hugs from Missouri,
Shari