In July 2002 my middle daughter,Nava, miraculously alive and basically recovered, walked out of her rehab hospital after a year-long medical crisis.
I felt a strong need to honor her miraculous survival and recovery. And so for the next few years I struggled with the what and how – what to do and how to live differently having witnessed this most incredible miracle. People grow and change out of their pain; I needed to create something new and different from the awesomeness of watching a life be returned from near death and be literally rebuilt limb by limb, muscle by muscle, function by function.
There was no going back to life as before, although in concrete ways, that’s exactly what I did, what we all did. There lied my immense angst and frustration. It didn’t seem right to just ‘resume’ . We had all been through something huge, and hugely defining. There was a tugging force screaming out to do something with this miracle I was blessed with.
To date, I haven’t Done That Something. I haven’t started an organization or foundation or created that something out of nothing. But now, 10 years later, I recognize that I am living with more intention, fervor and passion; I am actively engaged in the familiar but more so, seeking out the new and unknown. I feel I’m living better than Before. You could say I have taken life on with a vengeance.
My ‘seizing moments’ have come about by living intentionally with two basic principles as my guiding forces:
Finding ways ‘to do’ and stepping outside my comfort zone.
I live with these mottos.
Finding Ways To Do: A ‘To Do’ mindset affords us wonderful opportunities. It’s up to us to bring into our lives what we want and what we choose to go after. …