Friday, February 8, 2013

Focus On Life ~ Week 6: Feel The Love

This week, Sally asked us to

Feel the love that the universe is trying to show us everyday!

And I have been doing just that :-)

Right now, the center of my life is my hand. Yeah, my life is that simple, no other major fires to put out. I go for physical therapy twice a week, and I have definitely felt a lot of love and care from my therapist, C. She gently probes into what I did the days before each visit, at home and at work, to make sure I am not doing anything that would aggravate the hand. She inquires about my exercises, and gives me hope that I will be well soon if she sees the smallest sign of frustration. I can totally see that she pours her heart into making me feel better, and its not because she's just "doing her job".

I clicked a picture of her working with my hand last week. Felt a bit awkward to tell her why I was doing this, so I fibbed a little bit and said I wanted to show my husband how to use the tool she was using. She's smoothing out all the kinks in my tendons with something called the "Gua Sha" tool



Other than this, I would like to share this picture I clicked of this sweet couple in India...oh, many many years ago


I was vacationing with my family in this hill-top town where the ratio of humans to monkeys was roughly the same :-)

And this one my husband clicked a couple years back in our yard.
He did an entire series of photos...from the day we found the egg to the day the baby flew away never to be seen again.
Here's a link if you want to see:
My Hummingbird Baby, Minky


Yes, love comes in various forms, but only if we have our own heart open enough to receive it :-)

See where all the other participants felt the love and hugs on Sally's blog:
http://thestudiosublime.com/2013/02/08/focus-on-life-week-7/

41 comments:

  1. oh so true!! and i hope the physio is helping...
    wonderful pics :)
    happy saturday!
    no. 18

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    1. Hey Claire! Thank you. Yes, the physio is definitely helping. Recovery is slow, but sure.

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  2. Lots of love and it's wonderful to see the various forms it takes. What is Gua Sha tool and therapy? I've got a huge problem in my thumb tendons right now. Hope yours heals up soon.

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    1. Hey there. Gua sha is some chinese way of healing, I looked it up, and decided that it was definitely not a DIY technique.
      But what you can and SHOULD do for your thumb: rest it, ice it and heat it, massage it. The ice REALLLLLLLY helps! I also have a splint i wear at night to make sure the thumb and wrist does not get into stressful positions.

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  3. There is nothing like a good PT! The time and devotion they spend with each patient is definitely love. Hope it is on the mend!!

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    1. I know, right? I had been to one when I had knee trouble, and while she did everything right, I knew her heart was not in it. And I didn't heal :(

      It is definitely much better, still not in "beading shape", but better!

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  4. All moments of love - beautifully captured! Thanks for sharing (I hope your hand is coming along quite well!)

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    1. Yes, it is healing well :) Thank you! I love the monkeys :)

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  5. Oh I do hope she working wonders on that hand! Sounds like she's really taking care of you :) and love the India pic of monkeys - that is one of the lasting memories I have of India ... seeing monkeys in so many places! especially running along the tops of the Amber Fort - so cool

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    1. Yeah, she is very sweet and caring :)

      And monkeys, lol, they were everywhere in that town!

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  6. So true that love comes in many forms,,,that almost overwhelmed me at first!

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    1. Yes! It can be overwhelming when you are not used to it and when it comes as a surprise :)

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  7. Wonderful pictures. Hope your hand is making great progress. You have LOTS OF BEADS to get through!

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    1. Thank you, Marlene! My hand is definitely teaching me a lesson in patience! I am DYING to go play with them beads!

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  8. If you have to go to physical therapy, you want a therapist like that. I so enjoy seeing the love in the animal kingdom. We all need love!

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    1. I know! I had been to a not-so-good one once for my knee, and that did not go too well!

      I agree, we all need love, and the animal kingdom understands and LIVES that very well!

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  9. I do hope the therapy is working for you.
    AS far as the other pictures, the monkeys cracked me up and the birds are a fabulous shot!
    Nicely done. :)

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    1. Thanks Hope, yes the hand is sloooowwwlly recovering.
      I love the monkeys too :)

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  10. Your therapist sounds very caring.

    The bird photo is amazing and I love the monkeys

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    1. Yes, she is very sweet :)
      The monkeys are my all time fav! Going to be my profile pic on FB on the 14th, lol :)

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  11. Wonderful photos - love them all - especially that last one!

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    1. Thank you :) Must say though, that the monkeys are my fav!

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  12. I love that first photo - hands can tell the story.

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    1. I know, right? She is always so gentle with me!

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  13. Kashmira, I'm glad to see that you are taking care of yourself and that finger. Your therapist sound like such a caring person. Hope you can get back to jewelry making soon.

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    1. Thank you, Sally! Its allllll for the love of beads, lol, otherwise I am infamous about not following orders :)

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  14. I do hope your hand gets better quickly. I know you are working on it. Those photos are awesome. The monkeys made me laugh. :)

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    1. Thanks Tanya :) I do love that monkey picture :)

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  15. Great selection of photos Kashmira. I hope you feel better soon. My prayers for you. Love . Dita.

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  16. What an unusual variety of love. love it!

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  17. What an amazing shot your husband captured! And good luck with your hand. It sounds like you are in good hands! :-)

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  18. Those pictures you took of the hummingbirds are amazing. Love the picture you took of the therapist working on your hand.

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  19. Great pictures of the hummingbird and monkeys. And wishing you a speedy recovery with your hand.

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  20. Good to hear that you are healing well. Do give it time, you dont want that to be a 'returning customer' - the pain I mean! How lovingly the monkeys are sitting! Yeah I too remember seeing monkeys many places in India. Once they have snatched food from me! lol The birdies are supercute!

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  21. Kashmira - hope your hand/finger is getting better. Glad you're taking it easy! I love the animal pics. Especially the the bird one - amazing! Animal pics are just the best because they tend to love without limits!

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