Secret: Learn From It All

Dear friends,
2017 has tested me as a human. After losing depth perception in my left eye (due to high altitude shock) while visiting ancient civilizations in Peru and Bolivia in July of 2016, I had no choice but to stop and look at my human limitations and change my way of viewing and living life. Not a bad choice to move out of the fast lane, take eye breaks, and enjoy each breath-taking moment. As a result, I count blessings more often and allow myself to become my BEST possible every day.

My goal for 2018 is to continue to learn from the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, and remember the secret—learn from it all.   I first learned this lesson in 1976 when a singing elephant showed up in my dreams at a time when I was ill and depressed. My first book for children was a result of that profound realization. Just reminding myself all these years later.

Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year! XX

8 Replies to “Secret: Learn From It All”

  1. I hesitate to comment, Susan, as I don’t want to add to your burden. So I’ll just put this out and let our friend the Universe take care of getting it to you. I can’t imagine a more frustrating malady than the one that has confronted you. Your approach to it warms my heart. Learning, growing, stretching into these challenges gives life to our lives.

    1. Janet, thanks for your kind thoughts. Times like these remind me of what’s important in life. A good thing.

  2. Hi Susan,
    Accepting my limitations and the aging process is a hard one for me too. Sometimes, slowing down can bring its own rewards. I hope you find another singing elephant!
    Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks Wendy! I was fascinated to learn that high altitude shock can hit young and old, sick and healthy. As a writer, I feel age is on my side because of all the adventures I’ve had. If a dancer, I would have retired years ago. That part is nice. xx

  3. Hi Susan
    Thank you for sharing this with us. I can’t imagine what it would be like, particularly for someone as independent and vibrant as you. But as always, your wisdom and resilience has come to the forefront – always an inspiration.

    1. Thanks Kate for reading it and sharing your thoughts. It hasn’t been easy but’s been real. Facing it head on allows me to move beyond. Hoping for a good report when I see my ophthalmologist on the 28th. Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays! xx

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