You cannot capture a dream until you reach for it.


by Karen Elizabeth Rigley

About 3 AM Sunday morning, I took a tumble down the stairs. Not that I’m terribly graceful at the best of times, but this happens to be an extraordinarily bad time to be a klutz. It’s just about ten days to Christmas.

Don’t have my shopping done. Nor baking. Forget wrapping. Thank goodness I had just finished my tree and decorations, including hauling all the boxes down to the basement, then stashed away – mere hours before my mishap.

Already missed my little Lexi’s first-ever Christmas concert. That was harder on me than the fall. Fortunately, she has one more and I am determined to see that. A party scheduled at my house has been moved. Parties, concerts, shopping, suddenly transform to huge challenges.

Even trying to clean the house or carry something from one room to another turns into an obstacle. Or up and down the stairs. It’s hard enough to get me up and down those stairs. ;-)

Yet, with my broken ankle came a tumble of blessings. My family, friends and neighbors are rallying around me and I’m so touched and grateful. I couldn’t begin to list all the wonderful thoughtful things they’ve done or prayers and get well wishes they offer.

Yes, breaking my ankle is a bummer, but I am so lucky and blessed and feel very loved. Thank you all for everything. You have made this Christmas special.

May the peace and joy of the holiday season light your heart all year.



  1. Your poor thing! This means you have to slow down, and maybe that’s a good thing.

    Thank heaven you’re really all right. I can’t imagine a world without you.



  2. I certainly hope your ankle heals soon!! Although it is an unfortunate accident, I do admire your ability to see the blessings within it. Many of us are only able to see the bad side of things without realizing that “hey, there’s a blessing shining brightly somewhere in this!” I enjoyed reading your post.

    Many blessings and Merry Christmas to you,

    T.S. Wilkins

  3. Lynda Hartson said:

    And with Blessings being spoken about…. How about giving ME a few by letting ME help you? AND THAT’S THAT!!!~~~~ Love you TONS, Lynda

  4. Thanks, Becky, TS & Lynda–you all are examples of just how lucky I am. brings tears to my eyes to think about it. Hugs! (Nonclumsy ones)

  5. The universe has it’s ways of saying…Slow down, you’re doing too much at one time, take a break…and all those other adages that you have never listened to. : ) Love you lady. Take a break and take care of yourself for once. Lovies, Tillie

  6. I’m still learning from you, while I’m trying to reach my goals. I absolutely enjoy reading all that is posted on your blog.Keep the aarticles coming. I enjoyed it!

  7. I’m what you might call a klutz and I’m being constantly reminded to slow down. I’m sorry to hear about your ankle, sending you rays of heeling energy your way.

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