Hi my people,
So today we will ignore my absence and act like I never left okay? Okay😊
Something happened to me this week that jolted me out of my spell of writer’s block and I absolutely had to share it. It’s about the blessings that I so often take for granted. On Wednesday morning, I woke up and for the life of me I could not get down from my bed. I had an excruciating pain at the base of my spine that left me gasping. After about five tries, I got up and managed to walk to the bathroom. I was hunched over because I couldn’t stand straight.
This pain was a mystery because I didn’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity that would have caused it so I was oscillating between crying and complete shock. I had no pain medication at home so I couldn’t take anything. I just sat there waiting for the pain to pass. A hot bath helped some but not much. Later that evening my friend gave me a massage, it helped but it was only temporary. She tried but nothing seemed to be working.
By night I could no longer move without hot spikes of pain shooting through my back. It was the longest night of my life, I woke up crying several times and after what seemed like the longest of all nights, morning finally came and I called my Doctor. She consulted with me on the phone and I had to go and pick up my medication. The only way I could walk was if I was hunched over, the uber guy had to help me in and out of the car. Long story short, the medications worked and I am almost pain free now. I can walk and sit and stand without wincing in pain and that’s what opened my eyes for the umpteenth time to how huge a blessing good health is. Getting up, sitting and or laying down, closing and opening our eyes, everything single thing! These are precious blessings that we must never take for granted. Life and it’s ups and downs can make us lose sight of how blessed we are and we must never forget.
We are blessed, even when it doesn’t feel like it. Look around and give thanks for how blessed you truly are, because every day we get to be on this Earth is a phenomenal blessing. Today I am so deeply thankful for all the blessings that God has so graciously given to me, all the big ones and all the little ones.
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius