Real You: You know the universe is conspiring against you when . . .

Ok, if you subscribe to my Tip of The Week (which you should as it's free, and oh so enlightening), you know I fell out of the bleachers at my son's basketball game and fractured my sacram. Yes, embarassing and very painful. My yoga teacher says the universe was telling me to slow down - which now I must as all I can do is stand, briefly, or stay on the couch. I'm still awaiting the universe's clear message, but in lieu of that, the mail came today. All junk, except for my AARP membership card. Now, I will be very happy to join AARP when the time is right, but I promise, I am not 50 years old yet. Sure, I have an artificial knee and a broken back, but truly, how did THEY know that? Nowhere on my invitation to membership does it say if you've received this card and you're not 50, we're sorry. Oh well. The universe also brought me a new spam filter, based in Canada, that doesn't recognize any of my usual RSS feeds, business associates or FRIEND's emails. Alas, I also do not know how to unjunk said folks. The universe is teaching me patience and how to slow waaaaayyyyy down. So as I stand here typing this, I'm pondering what the universe will send my way next. Hopefully it will be a sign of youth and healing, a nudge of spritelyness and vigor. I know recent events have helped my humor and given me more fodder for my writing. And that's the key, really. No matter what gets thrown your way - or where you fall down from - it's up to you to see the other side. The lesson learned. The positive outcome. We all grow through adversity and now, more than ever, we are all growing. I'll save my invitation to the AARP "to make the most of life over 50" until I am, and right now, I'll just make the most of whatever life, and the universe, has in store for me.