I’m in love with a new feature on Facebook- the memories feature. Each day, it brings up my activity from years past. It hilarious to read through to see what I was doing or thinking in years past. Sometimes, I have no clue what things mean, but I’m sure I thought they were hilarious (poignant, important, meaningful, memorable, etc.) at the time. It’s also fun to see pictures or posts that people put on my page. It’s kind of like A Christmas Carol and I’m Scrooge looking to see what Facebook post ghosts will visit me. Will I remember something fondly? Will I wonder what the heck I was thinking? Will it inspire me for things to come?
This morning, as I sat in court waiting for the hustle and bustle to begin, I clicked to see what memories from years past Facebook would bring to me. And this is the post that came up:
Two years ago today was my first day back in court after becoming paralyzed! Less than two months after becoming paralyzed, I was right back to the grind. I remember the immense sense of relief that I had going back to the courtroom. That moment gave me a brief sense of normalcy. I remember being so nervous about what people would say, or about how I would be able to function. I was worried about what my clients might think. But as I went back, I realized that nothing had changed but my legs. I was still me. And actually, working was what helped me keep my sanity and get back. Helping my clients gave me something to focus on so I wouldn’t be down on life. It gave me a sense of purpose.
It’s funny now thinking back on that day when I got to go back to work. Even when it’s frustrating, I still love what I do. I get to help people when they really need some help. What’s better than that when trying to not sink into depression or aggravation over things in your own life? So thank you Facebook for reminding me of that joy I felt 2 years ago! I’ll try to remember that feeling a bit more when I get angry or frustrated with life and I’ll try to channel that into all things positive.