Day after, day 1 on the road to recovery

Swelling. Bruising. Stuffiness. Pain.

All the things I’m feeling within my chopped liver face, but nevertheless, I am here I am now and I am healing.

With my day off I slept. A lot. But I still had a follow-up to go to and a dentist appointment, but all in all it was a restful day. Tomorrow, until further notice, I will be on light duty at work; this’ll be working in the kitchen, meal prep, et al. I will still see my students but not as frequently (bummer!) and it upsets me a bit…but I need to heal, I keep myself in check with this regularly, as I want to go back to what I was doing prior to getting injured…but I need to heal.

Onward and upward,
Nathanael

Evening thoughts and afterthoughts 5.18.16

Evening thoughts and afterthoughts 5.18.16
 
Gratefulness might not be the word that comes to mind when one’s nose has been fractured and perhaps even broken. Yet it is what came to MY mind as I waited to be checked out the first time around. Sure, I was scared shitless as well, but I found myself centering and praying all the while, and then I was overwhelmed by gratitude.
 
I am grateful for my coworkers who helped me get my student off of me, I am grateful that I was targeted and not someone else, I am grateful for the nurses at my work checking me over, I am grateful for my coworker who drove me to get checked out, I am grateful for the doctors and nurses who tended to my nose, I am grateful for their discovery of a possible nasal hematoma (a blood clot between my nose and brain), I am grateful for the technician who ran my x-rays, and also the one who ran my CT scan, and lastly I am grateful for my supervisor coming to pick me up from the hospital.
 
I might feel and look like chopped liver, but it could be worse. Thank God for good help and pain meds! It’ll be a while till I’m up and at ’em, but I can’t wait to get back to helping out my students to the best of my ability. I was made to do this and so as life continues so I will continue! 🙂
 
Onward and upward,
Nathanael

Gratitude is Rad[itude]!

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eickhart

To my loyal readers, hey, how’s it going?

I know I haven’t been here much this month (out with May, in with June) but that’s because I’ve been busy with life and work and everything in between. Thank you for still being here despite me not always BEing here, ya dig? One thing God has been working on my heart is a posture of thanksgiving and gratitude.
I admit, I am not always one to vocalize thanks to others and to God because I feel that it’s already known that I am thankful. It’s pretty wimpy on my end to come to that false conclusion, and God is performing a bit of open heart surgery on me.

I recognize that with responding out of gratitude with a thank you or similar phrase is that people seem to smile more, people seem to take it in and it sticks with them, people do in fact want to be thanked for what they’ve done (and rightly so)! There is very much a symbiotic relationship with giving thanks and receiving thanks, I too like being on the receiving end of a thank you as well. I don’t thrive off of thanks for what I do, but it does help me and even nurtures me in it’s own unique way.

So for y’all who have stuck it out, thanks once again! I leave you with funny Thank You gif…

~Nathanael~