Ice – Could have been worse.
It could have been worse than a minor spill on the ice.
Just a giant bruise on the left side of the ol’ tush, with a little soreness along the left side of my body – elbow, wrist, knee, ankle – though none of this seriously concerns me. (One reason to be glad to be carrying around an extra twenty pounds, otherwise the impact may have been worse.)
I happened to be carrying my laptop at the time, and thank goodness, it did not break (and I did not break).
It happened this winter, instead of last, while I recovered from one surgery and looked forward to another. That would have been much more jolting to my weaker body.
It happened to me, instead of someone more fragile, like my mother or so many friends dealing with chronic pain.
It could have been worse, but I am grateful it was not.