What? I Cannot Do That!

2 Sep

“What do you mean, I have to change my life style?” I asked with tears involuntarily forming in my eyes.

“Jill, you are a human, not a supernatural character.  You have to take it slower, much slower,” my doctor continued to click on the computer keys our conversation.  It had to be documented.  I was warned, he had protocol to follow, and I would need to accept his conclusion.

I left the office defeated. An apple asked to change its purpose, water not allowed to roam free, or a horse never allowed to gallop- I was truly trapped.

How does one change their life style like a flick of the switch. I could not turn off this light. It burned too deeply.  I could not have heard worst news then the dreaded C word.  My life was in danger and it needed to be changed.

I had to work less, de-stress, smell the roses, eat better, and find joy instead of trouble.  How could I lighten a load that I knew would be too much for anyone else to do, until my instructors suggested that they do  the scheduling of their lessons.  Then I had friends offering to feed the horses in the morning, then my students were coming over to clean the stalls, and I found my heart brimming with joy.  My load had been lightened with no work on my part.

They carried my burden and for that I am not only eternally grateful, but considerably more healthy.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

Do you need a life style change? Try to smell those roses.  Delegate your work load. Give up that control and let others help you carry the burden you were never supposed to carry in the first place!

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6 Responses to “What? I Cannot Do That!”

  1. billgncs September 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM #

    are you ill ?

    • anythingforhorseandrider September 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM #

      no, my heart has an irregular heart beat and it feels like I am going to pass out or throw up. Nothing to worry about!! Sorry for being illusive!

      With GOD all things are possible! *Check out Jill’s Blog on http://www.anythingforhorseandrider.com *www.facebook/anythingforhorseander.com 20% DISCOUNT for all ads!

      • billgncs September 2, 2013 at 2:24 PM #

        take care of that ticker 🙂

      • anythingforhorseandrider September 7, 2013 at 5:43 AM #

        I certainly will. I think that above all else I should guard my heart, for it is out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

        With GOD all things are possible! *Check out Jill’s Blog on http://www.anythingforhorseandrider.com *www.facebook/anythingforhorseander.com 20% DISCOUNT for all ads!

  2. amylk103 September 3, 2013 at 9:13 AM #

    With all you do for others, I’m not surprised at all your friends stepping up to help! Take care of YOU!

    • anythingforhorseandrider September 7, 2013 at 5:39 AM #

      You are too kind! I LOVE what I do and that’s why it does not feel like work. It is just so humbling to not be able to do what I once could with ease. Yes, I have WONDERFUL friends! Thanks for you comment!

      With GOD all things are possible! *Check out Jill’s Blog on http://www.anythingforhorseandrider.com *www.facebook/anythingforhorseander.com 20% DISCOUNT for all ads!

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