A Little Ray of Sunshine



I am going through a flare-up with my foot right now. 😦 It has been really bad and it feels like the start of my CRPS all over again. All of a sudden I have to teach my body and brain to walk again.
I named my sore foot Lexie Leftie, and she just WON’T listen to me when I tell her to stop whining and start moving! I have broken down a few times now because it has all gotten so overwhelming. I have had my mum help me through it, and now Lexi is starting to improve a little bit. On the weekend, I was so sore I could hardly move. I didn’t want to go anywhere, do anything or talk to anyone. But my mum and dad got me out of the house and down to the river. I was so lucky that they did, because we fed the ducks and I really thought about the beauty of nature.
I closed my eyes and thought about the sounds I heard. There were birds tweeting energetically, and ducks quacking joyfully. I could hear the trees gently swaying side to side in the wind and the delicate ripples of the water. It reminded of thousands of leaping ballerinas! It was beautiful.
Next I thought about what I could see. There were pelicans and ducks swimming in the river blissfully, birds gliding across the crystal clear, blue sky, and people walking across bridges. As I looked around, I saw a very bizarre thing. It was a goat! That’s right, trotting out of the mystical trees, there was a random goat! I don’t know where it came from, and it should’t have been there but it sure did give us all a laugh!
I thought about descriptive words and what I saw and heard. It is so important to get out of your house and see nature, think about nature, enjoy nature. By getting out and reflecting on the true meaning of Mother Nature, it distracted my brain from the pain and made me go to a really happy place. You can do whatever you like outside, paint your nails (hehe), write a story, read a book, or even play an active game. The sun is very important too. The sunlight gives you vitamin D, colour in your face (remember to not get burnt) and gives you a bit of energy. You can also bond with people. I think that I bonded even more with my mum and dad at the river as we enjoyed each others sense of humor.
So, it is important to get out and take time to get some sun and do an activity. I hope that everybody has a great day and maybe go to the river or park. Tell the sun I say hi!

Thank you for reading,
FZ out!! πŸ™‚

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19 thoughts on “A Little Ray of Sunshine

  1. What beautiful imagery you used in describing what you saw on your day at the river. I could picture everything and love how you took it in with all of your senses. Nature does have a healing, calming effect on people and I hope it helped Lexie move forward with the recovery process. Stay strong and keep writing. I love your posts! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much! I agree, nature does heal, so I like to get out lots. I definitely will keep writing, and I hope you will like my next posts! Thanks again,
      FZ πŸ™‚

  2. swirlsgirl

    I am sorry about your foot. 😦 I think that it is very mysterious about the random goat. My mom and dad have chronic pain problems as well and I hope you and my mom and dad get better. I think what you wrote is really pretty. I am inspired by your blog.

    • Hello! I am so sorry I haven’t been on my blog for a while, but I haven’t been feeling that well. I would just like to say thank you for your comment. I love how you rhymed it! Thanks again,
      FZ πŸ™‚

  3. Ten days ago, I stood atop Yosemite’s grand conquest–the inimitable Half Dome.

    17 miles, round trip, nearly 5,000 feet of elevation gain in an 8.2 mile jaunt.

    The interesting contrast between my recent experience and yours is this: You chronicle the physical difficulty, and its ultimate manageability in exposure to the beauty of the outside world.

    Most of my struggles (pessimism stemming from a job that pays well, but erodes my soul) are internal. Funny thing is, I had to appeal to a physical feat with definable parameters, cast upon a giant stage with an irreplaceable script. It required risks, discomfort, and potential failure to galvanize my comparatively small issues into redeemable form . . .

    So the beauty of the outside world ministered to you. Conquering he unpredictable and dangerous side of it was required to re-calibrate ME.

    All prayers, homie!


    • Hey Homie!
      Thank you so much! I am so glad you did that, it sounds amazing! I hope to achieve that some day too. Whenever I read your comments, I see you use big, descriptive words, and this time I am going to pick out one of them from this comment, and learn what it means and how to use it as well as you do in a sentence. The word I have chosen is pessimism. In a future post I will use it, so look out for this word in a post soon!
      Thank you again,
      FZ πŸ™‚

  4. Fluro, I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having such a hard time, and I’m really glad you found solace in nature. It is my solace too. Here is a little poem I wrote to try to capture that feeling:

    Nature’s Spell

    How am I entranced
    by the dew on the grass
    and the cool warmth of a summer morning?
    Why am I seduced
    by the sight of a goose
    on a misty lake?
    Without warning,
    my ill mood’s replaced
    by an enchanted grace–
    I’m struck, like a lover at midnight.
    Like a baby to sleep,
    the birds sing me to peace,
    and all at once, all is right.

    I hope you get relief from the worst of the pain soon!


    • Thank you Sarrah! Your poem was so beautiful and it painted a very clear picture in my mind. Also, I saw you had linked my blog and I would like to say a big thank you for that! Altogether, it meant a lot to me and you have touched my heart. I now have a smile that stems from ear to ear!
      Thanks again,
      FZ πŸ™‚

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