Saturday, June 14, 2008

What Matters To You?

As most of you know, I had a bit of a scare last week.... a visit to the hospital with anaphylactic shock, and all a little bit too close for comfort to a nasty outcome.
Aside from the obvious shock my body is going through (totally underestimated by me!), I had also underestimated the psychological effects of a close call.

For the first time I have realised "What Really Matters To Me".

I'm not one to share my feelings a lot - I think deep, and analyse EVERYTHING to within an inch of it's life! - but not many really know what goes on below the surface.

But all of a sudden, it feels REALLY important to let the people I care about KNOW I care about them.... acknowledge things I APPRECIATE.... do what I enjoy NOW.
(Think they adjusted my sap-o-metre to high at that darn hospital!)

I have so many special people who have touched my life - I'm so lucky I can still let them know how much they mean to me. Not everyone gets that second chance....

So, I want make this my chance to improve my life life where I can, and stop complaining about things that are out of my control. After all, this is my life. I'd really better make the absolute most of it!

Love, Shannah xox


Lori said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Shannah!! It isn't easy for me to share my feelings either but I am so glad that you have found the comfort to do so!! You are a very sweet and special person!! Be sure to take good care of yourself!!

JenMarie said...

{{{HUGS}}} Shannah! God Bless!

tinamarie said...

Hi Shannah!
Its meluvstampin from SCS. I am so glad you are better!
I know exactly what you mean by the psychological effects of a close call. I felt the same way when my brain annie ruptured. I still think about things like that and its been alomst 3 years. I think you explained it perfectly!