For Those Baby Steps

Reblogger Valeria Mola
Real Estate Agent with SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach
Original content by Michael Jacobs CalBRE #01165532

 

I Am Grateful

For Those Baby Steps 

 

I Am Grateful For Those Baby Steps  I have appreciated the importance of baby steps for a long time.  At an early age, the story of The Tortoise And The Hare took on a life form of its own as the story found many parallels in life. 

 

Like, the fable, I believe that effort, diligence and perseverance are excellent qualities. In all aspects of life.  As an almost teenager I remember the first moon landing and those now famous words of moving forward in a giant leap.  Once again, baby steps were a part of the process, weren't they?   

 

Examples of baby steps have played a role throughout my life but none so vividly remembered until December, 2017.  As I have previously shared(I apologize for being redundant), just before Christmas that year and days after my final real estate closing for the year, I had a stroke.  I spent the holiday at UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital.  From there, I began the following year at California Rehab Institute in Century City.  I knew how important baby steps(literally and figuratively) were as part of my recovery process.  I distinctly remember telling staff members when asked:  "What would you like?".  My answer each time "I want to leave".  

 

I mean no disrespect to those who leave with the assistance of a wheelchair, a walker or a cane but I was determined to make it on my own two feet once I left that facility.  I was determined to be a good patient.  I attempted to master physical therapy.  Occupational and speech therapies were a part of the rehabilitation.   Although, far from perfect, I hope I succeeded as a model patient even though mastery was not part of the scenario. Each stroke is different as is each person.   Eventually, I was released. 

 

Home life was much different than life before.  It was definitely not "back to normal".  For example, short walks around the neighborhood were tiresome and fatigue was a part of daily life but I knew hard work and determination would help me improve.  I became stronger and the walks increased in distance and time.  Other improvements followed and continue to this day.  

 

Life is a work-in-progress as I have said many times.  It's a step-by-step process and one that will likely continu for a lifetime.  And it all starts with baby steps...

 

This is a post for the "Thanksgiving Gratitude" challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS

 

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.

 

 

 

I Am Grateful

For Those Baby Steps

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Valeria - thank you for the re-blog of my post.  I appreciate it.  

Nov 07, 2019 06:35 AM #1
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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Hi Valeria, nice re-post. I always read Michael Jacobs posts. They are never less than fun and always informative. 

Nov 07, 2019 07:27 AM #2
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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What a great post.

Thank you, Michael Jacobs 

Thank you, Valeria, for re-blogging.

Nov 07, 2019 06:40 PM #3
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Valeria Mola
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Yes, that is the fact.

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