BEING BUSY

SORRY. WAS TYPING 2 MUCH 2 FIND TIME 2 TYPE A POST.

I OFTEN STRESS ABOUT HOW BUSY I AM. I CAN'T EXPLAIN HOW BUSY I CAN GET BUT MY WORKLOAD SEEMS 2 DOUBLE, DUE 2 TYPING W/1 FINGER & DOUBLE VISION. I DO NOT SIT DOWN & WRITE A POST—BBESIDES ALWAYS SITTING (HA! HA! I AM EITHER "BAD"—YOUR FAULT, DAD–OR HILARIOUS!), I TAKE DAYS 2 TYPE STUFF:

I BEGIN W/CHOPPY THOUGHTS. NOTES, REALLY, 2 LATER SPARK MY MEMORY. I ADD A LITTLE EVERYTIME I READ IT, ESP. ADDING WORDS I CONSIDERED UN-IMPORTANT, AT 1ST.

BUT I'VE DECIDED 2 TURN OVER A NEW LEAF, & STRESS LESS & RECALL LESS 2 STRESS ABOUT TYPING. I STARTED 2 RECENTLY RECALL LESS, & I WAS DELIGHTED 2 C HOW A STRESSFUL, BUSY DAY, BECAME A DAY W/FREE TIME 2 SCRAP A PG. IN MY MIND!

THING IS, I REALIZED THAT NOT 2 LONG AGO, I WASN'T BUSY, & OH, HOW POINTLESS IT FELT 2 BE ALIVE, WHEN I COULDN'T EVEN WATCH TV WELL, DUE 2 MY VISION. BUSINESS IS A BLESSING, & I FELT I SHOULD ENJOY, INSTEAD OF STRESS, THAT I HAVE REGAINED ENOUGH 2 ACTUALLY FEEL BUSY AGAIN! & THOUGH I'M GREATLY LIMITED NOW, I FEEL MY LIFE ISN'T POINTLESS. I WOULD PREFER FEELING BUSY, SO I'VE DECIDED 2 ENJOY THAT FEELING.

3 comments

  1. Jenny, you are fantastic! I’ve always, always admired you and I’ve been able to check in with my mom and see how you are doing. She loves hearing from you. You are such a phenomenal woman! I’ve wanted so badly to be like you, Jenny. You are everything and more!

    Love,
    Kiera

  2. Jenny,
    Great attitude. We are more happy when we’re busy! I try and remind my kids that it actually WOULDN”T be that fun to just watch tv and play video games all day long! ha ha!

  3. Jenny,

    I don’t know if you remember me. Rick and I were in your ward at BYU when we met and got engaged. We were neighbors at Heritage Halls, and I was roommates with Joyce Miller, now Joyce Perkins. I am embarrassed to tell you that I have followed your story since you first had your stroke. Joyce told me about it. At the time, when you lived in Indy, Rick and I lived in Lafayette, IN. I didn’t know if you would remember me or not, and felt silly posting, not knowing if you would. Since then, I periodically check in on you. You are truly an inspiration. Please forgive me for “lurking in the shadows”, but also let me thank you for allowing me (even though you didn’t know you were) to learn and grow from your experience. Thanks for helping me remember to enjoy the simple things with my children, like playing with my children and the joy of being busy. Keep on fighting. You are inspiring many more than you are aware of.

    Charity (Thompson) Jeffs

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