Have A Plan

The day is here
Waste not the time
You’ve been given

Make your plans
And start your day
Accomplish whatever you can

Doesn’t have to be great
Or impressive to anyone
As long as you have won

Won that battle of sitting
Or lying and not moving
Feeling like you can’t

No matter how hard
It is to do ,rewards are there
Waiting for you

Feeling and knowing
That you have accomplished                                                                                                           God’s plan for you this day

Gay Nell Olive

Peel Back The Surface

Peel back the surface and look beneath.

To see what lies inside.

We see the surface,not inside.

Just one look, we think we know.

What you are all about.

Not knowing what we have missed.

Watch carefully, look deeply.

Not to miss the jewel that lies inside.

Peel back the surface and look beneath.

Gay Nell Olive            for Beth

One Day I Will Be Back

One Day I Will Be Back

How can it be, I do not know,
That friends seem so far away.
Deeper and deeper in thought I’m going.
Will I get lost and not come back?

How did I get here, when did it happen?
People all around me, there used to be.
But now I sit here waiting and wondering,
How did it all happen?

Get up ,get out, and move about.
Before I get lost. Use your mind.
Keep moving and working,
One day I will be back.

Gay Nell Olive

Delighting Ourselves In The Lord

The birds are singing, squirrels scurrying.
The sun is shining, and roses blooming.
I see the Lord every where.

Life is a gift, a gift from above.
It doesn’t have to come.
Be full of praise and joy.

Thankful we should always be.
We are alive,surrender all.
Giving glory to God always.

Trials and hardships may come our way.
But strength and joy can remain.
Coming only from above.

To Him our cares we can take.
Each prayer we say He hears.
Rejoicing fills our days.

Give it up, all to Him.
And our heart’s ease we will find.
Delighting Ourselves In The Lord.

Gay Nell Olive

APHASIA

Aphasia may be mild or severe. The person may have trouble finding the right word or understanding complex conversations. Global aphasia, limits the person’s ability to communicate. The person does not participate in or understand. This is a great concern of mine from the position of the nurse and the patient. So many people are limited in this area of understanding the spoken word, recalling the words to say or saying the word they really want to say. They often become socially isolated. It does not always mean they can not. They just need more time. They need social interaction with people to talk to that has time to help understand what they want to say. I write this because I worked with the stroke patient and then I was the patient. I know how hard it was to communicate and still is if it is about a topic I haven’t discussed or words that I haven’t readily spoken.  Being in a large crowd without a close friend or family member was the hardest first step.         Gay Nell Olive http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/LifeAfterStroke/RegainingIndependence/CommunicationChallenges/Types-of-Aphasia_UCM_310096_Article.jsp