Are you young at heart?
Not listening to the doctor, I decide to just cancel Monday’s and Tuesday’s appointments- I’ll be better by Wednesday. On Tuesday I have to cancel Wednesday’s appointments. After some bouts of vomiting and coughing on Wednesday I decide to cancel the rest of the week’s appointments. The relief I felt when I did this was amazing. Realised I should have accepted what the doctor said and just cancelled all appointments on Monday.
Would have been less stressful, as I was still worrying about letting clients down, passing on the infection etc rather than concentrating on getting better. Once I made the decision and rang clients- who were all very nice, of course I was going to feel better.
I’m guilty of not following my own advice which I give to clients. When you’re in a situation you can’t control, the first thing you need to do is to accept you can’t control it. Only then can you take the right actions.
I was still feeling sorry for myself until I remembered this video. It shows young@heart who got together singing in a senior citizens home and now tour the world. Unfortunately I missed them singing in Dublin recently. They keep losing key members on a regular basis(they die) but they just get on with it. Notice the male lead singer is singing and walking with an oxygen feed. The voice quality has decreased, they can’t dance like younger people, but the sheer fun they appear to be having is amazing. It's highly entertaining. They are definitely young at heart. Every time I watch this, it reminds me that life is not just about surviving but about making the most of what we’ve got.
So, I’ve just got a virus, and the family appreciate me a lot more, now they’ve had to do without me. So if you’re stuck in a job you hate for what ever reason, do you go in young@heart or do you go in a bad mood which gets worse as the day goes on?
Hope you enjoy this video as much as I have. Maybe show it to some older people you know who don't have access to the internet.
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