Hearing With One’s Heart …
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
I broke my kneecap, got a spiral fracture in my left leg on October 03, 2015. December 10, 2015 … I got to take it off.
Do you care enough about people to listen … not with your ears, but with your Heart? Do you see things though you pretend you don’t?
I was thinking how I do when I can see someone who needs help and doesn’t ask for it. I walk to where I can help if someone wants me to. I never push myself on another. I can be there to step in to help without someone having to ask me. If I see they don’t need me … I just pretend to be doing something else.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all did that? Always be a helping hand close by … sort of like a guardian angel if one needs it … no one knowing unless out of the blue the … guardian angel … stepped into one’s life unexpectedly, when needed.
I pay attention around me though I would appear not to be noticing anything. That’s when a lot of times I pay most attention. I keep in mind that there are people who are like me … when they are their at their weakest … they don’t want others to know it.
I sense whether I would be embarassing someone or making them feel bad if I offer my help. I go about it in a way someone can … save face. I go about it in a way I would hope someone would help me. I just care about how I make people feel.
I’m recovering from a broken kneecap, and spiral fracture of the fibula on my left leg. For 2 1/2 months I have gotten to experience how it feels to be out … away from home … need help. I can’t believe the pure pain of a broken kneecap, fracture of the fibula.
In the whole process there were less than 5 people I met who … didn’t give a damn. They would see me on crutches … and let a door slam behind them not caring about holding it open for me. Why I even held a door open for someone while I couldn’t walk without my crutches … it’s my nature.
I want you to know how grateful I was to the people who went out of their way to help me when I least expected it. My Heart would swell with gratitude when it happened. I was amazed … it meant the world to me.
I was glad to know to know that when it wasn’t me who needed help … those very people would go out of their way to help others. Not only that … when I was able, I would be sure to, also.
I’m learning how to be independent of the brace I’ve been wearing all this time. It feels wonderful to be free of it … yet, I need to get used to it. I know I am being so careful everywhere I walk. Even when it looks safe, I’m not taking any chances.
I know how it feels to be disabled … I know how it feels to have my ability to walk once again … back. I don’t take anything for granted. It can surely be taken from one … be it the ability to walk, talk, do things … a loved one. I am so fortunate … so thankful.
My eyes are wide open now … moreso, than ever. When out and about, I will put myself in a position to be there for someone if they need help. No one won’t have to ask me … I will put my hand out in a heartbeat. I hope you will, too. That way … we can all be … there … for someone who needs it. We don’t have to hear all things with our ears … some things we hear are with our Hearts. Can you hear with your Heart?
Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Note by this Author:
On October 03, 2015 I took a fall that broke my kneecap, fractured (spiral) the fibula in my left leg. Just this past week the orthpaedic said I didn’t have to wear the brace. (December 2015).
I have tried to learn many things during this new experience in my life. I found out how it feels to be … handicapped … when going about daily life.
My ability to walk was taken away … my whole life changed drastically for 2 1/2 months. I know that even now, I’ll never be completely over the fall … I’ll feel it at times for the rest of my life.
True account/photo are both written, owned by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.