Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Wisdom from My Wisdoms

Royalty-free Stock Photo: The touch of life
"A woman of true beauty offers others the grace to be and the room to become" 

          It has been a long time since I last updated my blog. To tell the truth, I just haven't had much inspiration. My thoughts have been filled with my most recent endeavours: Exercising/losing weight, cleaning and of course, getting my wisdom teeth removed!
    I wasn't expecting the removal of my wisdom teeth (from now on they will be referred to as "My Wisdoms") to be a remarkable occasion. If anything, it would be full of pain and lament for the loss of my sweet, precious, Wisdoms.  However,  it ended up being just the occasion that I needed. 
     I was all flutters and jitters as I walked through the door of the dentist office. I mean, what did they expect, really? They just gave me a 1 inch thick packet describing all of the horrifying things that could happen to me as a result of the surgery! Excuse me, but,  the possibility of accidental death or permanent nerve damage was on the table here! 
    But, as I was escorted to the operation chair, a small light at the end of the tunnel appeared in the form of a sweet, sweet, Latina lady named Rosaria. Now, when I say this lady was SWEET, I mean she was sweeter than caramel apple pie with ice cream...and whipped cream...and a sugar coated crust! From the moment she walked in the room, she was reassuring, comforting and caring! She even pet my nappy hair, which was a feat that I wasn't even willing to do that morning (seriously, I woke up and stuck 2 bobby pins in it...no...I didn't care)! She even spoke to me in Spanish once she found out what my major was! I learned the word "jugoza" which means juicy....she thought my veins were juicy =D. She was just an all around, kind, inviting spirit! I was instantly reassured and utterly impressed!
    I read a quote recently that said, 
"A woman of true beauty offers others the grace to be and the room to become" 
    Rosaria reminded of this quote and how much going out of your way to love those around you really means! 
     Recently I've found myself distanced from those around me. Whether it be in the form of not making as much effort to spend quality time, not using kind words, being impatient or  extremely passive aggressive.  Somewhere, I forgot how hard life can be and how important it is to let my life be a place where people can feel free to grow and be themselves. The world is tough enough, it shouldn't be reflected in me as well. I'm so thankful to the people like Rosaria, who stand as an example and remind me of what's important in life. Sometimes a little refocusing is all you really need! And that, ladies and gentlemen, is "The Wisdom from My Wisdoms"