Friday, January 25, 2013

When The Sky Is A Ceiling

I REMEMBER AS A CHILD lying on a grassy knoll under a cloud filled sky gazing at the different shapes. Sometimes birds would fly by or a bee would buzz overhead. But I was reminded recently that the sky can be a ceiling, too, sometimes in a hospital setting when looking upward from a bed.

My husband was a little groggy after having a common procedure done to shed light on his puzzling health issues. Although he will be up and about seeing the true misty blue of BC skies today, I took pictures of his view from yesterday where there were inspiring notes from above to consider. I was struck by words from an unknown author that said, “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

Monumental strength is required, at times, simply to push back against the tide of negativity and to stay optimistic when faced with challenges in life.

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  1. How cleaver. Mom was just in the hospital and it was so clinical it made her a bit crazy. Having color and interesting things to see would have helped I think. - Margy

  2. Great idea to show the ceiling. I hope your husband gets answers soon and will be feeling better.

  3. I'm sure this quotation applies to Bill right now, and to you, especially until you get the results.
    Jodi recently posted a photo on Facebook, the stunning view from Rick's room at VGH—across the city to the water and the mountains. The ceiling probably wasn't very exciting, though.

  4. Hope your husband recovers soon. Great idea on the ceiling. Hospitals can be boring with the constant white walls and ceilings.

  5. What a wonderful blog. Hope all is well with your hubby.

  6. I remember the time at the hospital staring at the blank ceiling of the room. The message and colorful designs on the ceiling are so encouraging. Best wishes for your husband recovery and your peace of mind sooner.

  7. Monumental strength indeed! i so hope this procedure will provide some helpful answers. As for the inspirational messages and art on the ceiling, I do love that idea. While sedated, i would think some of those words could work their way into the subconscious and really make a difference.


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