December 28, 2015 – I am thrilled to report that my grandnephew went home from the hospital 1.5 weeks after this article posted. He seems to be flourishing at home and the hope is that in time, there will be no recognizable cognitive changes for him. He is such a sweetheart, whatever happens in the future, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with. The support of his parents will carry this little guy through thick and thin. They are truly wonderful human beings.
A couple days ago, my family received the unfortunate news about the youngest member of our very large family, my grand nephew, Kingsley.
This adorable, full of life, seven month old is hospitalized with bacterial meningitis. Just like that, the parents’ Facebook posts changed from lively, getting into trouble photos, to a photo of their unconscious son in his PICU crib, hooked up to fluids. He was moved to a regular room yesterday and could be there for another week. The PICU photo was replaced with one of him smiling while still hooked up to the antibiotic fluids his body desperately needs.
God help him, God help his parents.
It’s sure difficult to look for the good in such a horrible situation but Kingsley’s mother, my niece, posted a comment saying how blessed she felt with the attentive medical staff that was taking care of her precious son. And she felt as though she was being held in the arms of all of us who were praying and stating positive intentions for his recovery. She found good in the bad.
My morning meditation reading today by Dr. Bernie S. Siegel addressed ones focus when in trouble: where to look and what you look for. I thought I would share it with you today:
Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up. – Anonymous
For what? They don’t tell you that detail. More often than not, you get into more trouble because you tense up and don’t know what to protect yourself from. Most of the time what you are told to look out for never happens and is just coming from the fears and worries of other people.
You can look back and be sorry for what happened, what you did, and on and on. What good does looking back do? If you said you could learn from the past, I’d say fine, but now turn around and look ahead to accomplish something.
To truly look out means to open your eyes. Don’t look in at your worries and sorrow; look out at the world before you. See the possibilities and have faith so you can raise your chin and look up.
Where you choose to look creates your destination. Look up, no matter what lies before you, if you want to overcome.