Encouraging Words

Come on…you can crawl out of bed…pull yourself up using the rail….come on…you can do it…now scoot some more…more…end of bed…good) now put your feet on the floor. down further..i did it…aw relief…(deep breath)…okay, now where is “Henry” (my walker)…there he is,,,reach, reach..got him…pull…(another deep breath)…okay legs lets move. quit dragging…i need you to walk. get closer to Henry…come on feet…you can do it..now to get to the bath room. yes, i have to go…move it…come on..HIGH STEP…LONG STEP (out loud)…come on…HIGH STEP …..LONG STEP…… (doorway) i hate doorways…come on feet quit hanging there….HIGH STEP…LONG STEP…..move….frustration..come on, i got to GO,,..smirk on face…come on you can do it……aw….yes! I made it…what a relief……now to get to couch…. HIGH STEP, LONG STEP, HIGH STEP LONG STEP…..shit, to early to take meds….guess I will sit here for a while then make my way to meds and water….then take my meds ….sit for another 30 mins…and hopefully they work and I can walk…..YES, THIS IS HOW I ENCOURAGE MYSELF EVERY MORNING. IT IS THE FIRST ACCOMPLISHMENT I MAKE every day. so, how do you talk, encourage, accomplish first thing in the morning?

© Written by Mary Killian

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