I was in hospital. I’d just had emergency surgery and a series of blood transfusions.
The enormity of what I’d been through had not yet hit, as I sat in bed “negotiating” the conditions of my release with my doctor.
(Oh yeah, I’m a dream patient.)
He wanted me to have more blood transfusions. I wanted to disconnect myself from that machine and never see one again. More blood seemed excessive and wasteful.
He wanted me on bed rest. I wanted to laugh. I had a newborn baby. ‘Nuff said.
He wanted me on the pill to “speed up the healing” and wrote me a prescription that we both knew I wouldn’t fill.
Frankly, I was having none of it.
At this point he looked at me and said :
“Kacey, for such a delicate flower, you’re as strong as an ox. But you know something?
The strongest trees know when to bend with the breeze.
They’re the ones that can snap back later”.
And so I say to you:
:: In times of challenge and uncertainty – do you bend and sway? or stay rooted and fixed?
:: Where in your life right now can you swap tight for loose? rigid for flow?
:: What would it look like to stray from your never evers – momentarily? joyfully? unapologetically?
This is my challenge and your invitation to bend with the breeze.
It’s both a test and testament of true strength.