Reminiscing

@FourWalls (38457)
United States
January 14, 2022 11:01am CST
It’s been seven years since that cold Sunday night/Monday morning when I went out of the hotel in Chicago to get something out of my car. On the way back I slipped and broke my ankle. There’s lots to reminisce about. The people who stepped up to the plate — my brother, my neighbors, and my friends — all without asking a penny in return. I’ve always been thankful to God for all the blessings that came out of that incident, too. It was a “clean” break, meaning no surgery was required. I have a friend in Texas who just had two surgeries on her broken ankle. My ankle healed fine, and after a little physical therapy I was back up, putting, and dancing. (I won player of the year the next year, leading some of my putting buddies to joke that I should break my ankle more often. ) The best thing that happened was that it brought me closer to God. I’m not being preachy here — this is just me, talking about me — but God needed to tell me something. Sometimes we stubborn, obstinate people can only be reached one way. I got the message, and I’m so much better off for the changes I made. I always make a point to thank the people who helped me. Time to dance in celebration! The Little River Band’s song:
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@PhredWreck (6095)
14 Jan
I don't know about reminiscing but occasionally I sit and think about old times.
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@FourWalls (38457)
• United States
14 Jan
That’s what I like about reminiscing. It’s a way to look back.
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14 Jan
@FourWalls No no no...I mean old times...like I'm this stove up now and what it'll be like in 15 more years when I am old.
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14 Jan
I have not heard anyone say the term ''stove up'' in years and years. Brings back some memories of one of my grandfathers. Thanks for the good memory.
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@RasmaSandra (50684)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Jan
Not too sure about what good it does to reminisce about a bad break but glad your ankle healed well. I do like to sometimes drift back into the past but when the memories come flooding in I stop myself quick enough, I am always grateful to the Lord myself He has helped me through a lot,
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@ptrikha_2 (36076)
• India
14 Jan
Yes at times, certain incidents do make us realise God's grace as well as sort if bring closer to him and bring more inner strength. Yet, then we sometimes get engrossed in nitty-gritties of life. I too would share an incident where I think God helped me a lot and taught me lessons as well. But time for that is not yet!
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@CarolDM (168668)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
You are very blessed with your support system. Glad you recovered from your incident.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
14 Jan
That's a good memory to reminisce about. I'm also starting to think that you should break your knuckles too
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@Dena91 (16739)
• United States
15 Jan
God will allow things always for our good, sometimes as in your case to get our attention. Love Little River Band and this song.
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@FourWalls (38457)
• United States
15 Jan
It’s comforting, too, because Scripture says “Whom the LORD loves He disciplines,” so it’s a wonderful feeling to know that God loves me enough to discipline me when I’m doing wrong. I could have listened before I broke my ankle, but I didn’t. That’ on me.
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@celticeagle (126879)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jan
Interesting how we learn who our real friends are when something like you breaking your ankle happens. Makes us very thankful.
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@LindaOHio (82254)
• United States
15 Jan
Thank you for a very heartfelt post. I'm glad a bad incident ended up being a good experience.
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@DocAndersen (55310)
• United States
15 Jan
It is hard sometimes - but those who join our battle and steep up to help, those are the people we remember forever!
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@aninditasen (3835)
• Raurkela, India
15 Jan
I always try to help those people who have helped me in my difficult times.
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@sinari (3122)
• Indonesia
15 Jan
It's good to know that your ankle has healed and you can walk again. I am also pleased to know that you acknowledge God's help that has healed your ankle.
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@JudyEv (264084)
• Rockingham, Australia
15 Jan
It's amazing how people can put themselves out when someone needs help.
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