Always take pictures to remember your journey

Always take pictures to remember your journey

I took the past few days off for medical leave from my job in radio. A job that keeps me busier than anyone can imagine. Most days run together and it takes a while to take stock of everything that is going on around me.

After finally coming out of this morning’s anesthesia, and starting to rejoin the living world, I begin scrolling through my phone and computer to pull up photos for my blog, As I scrolled, archived on most and quietly hit delete on a few, I noticed the journey I have made over the past 6 to 9 months.

We live in an instant action era, we have food and electronics delivered to us almost at the speed of sound, we are able to send a text or snap a picture and share it with the rest of the world in a mere instant, yet are we actually taking the time to stop and be in the moment?

This morning, as I was being prepped for a few procedures that “require cameras” where you never want them, I was reminded about precious time. Time and opportunities before us can be over in an instant. I was having a lovely chat with one of the nurses about my nails and the fabulous shade of teal scrubs she was wearing, when I heard the anesthesiologist say, enjoy your nap.

The next thing I know, I was mumbling something about being in pain, and I felt a gentle hand rub my shoulder saying hi honey, It’s Terry I am your nurse. Before she could finish saying, “I’m your nurse” my eyes which were still half closed, welled up with tears. In my state, I thought it was my Aunt Terry, who we tragically lost years ago. I finally came around as she brought me tissues for my tears. She was so sweet to stay and listen to me as I told her about my wonderful Aunt Terry.

My Gran used to say, when we accidentally call someone by the wrong name or if someone’s name pops into our head out of the blue that means they are thinking about us. Who knows, maybe I did have some angels looking down on me today. Maybe it was just a coincidence, I choose to look at it as a reminder to even take mental snapshots of those everyday moments that can be extraordinary.

Sherí Taylor

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