Love, a simple 4 letter word, has the power to dissolve problems, dissipate conflict and deliver happiness and joy. Do you know what it would be like for you to “let go and let love”? My colleague and friend, John Gaydon, used those words in a comment about my previous blog post. I kept repeating those words to let them sink into my subconscious.
It was Thursday morning, a warm sunny day in January 2012. I was playing my favorite sport, tennis, after a 9 month hiatus due to injuries. And then, in a second, the tennis was over. I stepped on a stray tennis ball (from the other court on which the pro was teaching a group clinic). Totally out of control, I saw my left ankle bend completely sideways and then I heard a LOUD crack. Nobody else heard the crack and when I sat down and removed my sneaker and sock, my foot looked okay. It was not swollen and nothing appeared out of the ordinary. My friend actually suggested I just walk it off and continue playing.
But I love my body too much to take a chance like that. Luckily I had an ace bandage with me to wrap around the injured ankle. A tennis pro saw me and found a frozen bag of peas for me to use as an ice bag temporarily. I was able to drive so I chose to drive to my health club, sit in the jacuzzi, sauna and steam, stay calm, shower, and then call the doctor. Luckily, he was available and I drove to his office, one hour away from my home. The x rays revealed 2 torn ligaments and the best treatment was to put my left leg in a cast. I chose the color purple which made me smile. In fact, I continued smiling all the way home.
I chose to look at all the ways in which luck prevailed. I was lucky that I was able to drive. I was lucky that I could relax and shower at the health club. I was lucky the doctor was available and could examine my ankle. I was lucky to have a cast that would protect my ankle and enable it to heal naturally. I was lucky that a few friends called and sounded truly concerned. And I was lucky that I could attend a powerful event, You Can Succeed, the following.
Love prevailed. I love my life. I love my body. What made me most happy is that an injury occurred but it was handled swiftly and in the most appropriate manner to insure speedy recovery.
- Are YOU happy and in love with your life, your health, your finances and your relationships?
- Are you holding on to something or someone familiar when you know you desire something else?
- What would it be like for you to follow your passion no matter what?
- Would you be able to let go of your present comforts and let love lead the way for you?
So I know I cannot play tennis for at least 6 weeks. Yet I know that tennis will be there when my ankle heals and I believe it will be even stronger than before because I will be putting concentrated effort into exercising it properly. And now I can focus more fully on launching my Complete Relationship System which is scheduled to launch in just a few short weeks.
Remember to let go and let love.
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