Have you ever had one of those days where you woke up and everything is right with your world, but you are in excruciating pain anyway?
I have nothing to complain about. For the moment, my life is as perfect as it has ever been.
Still, this morning, I woke up with an odd pain, a gripping, electrical pain that wraps around my torso and won’t let go. It comes on at every movement, so I have to play snail in order to get around. Any sudden move brings on an unintended scream, so I try to plan these things out. Very tiring.
And as if that wasn’t enough, halfway through breakfast, I began to get a migraine headache. So, now that I have that somewhat under control, I am lying in bed and typing out this post on my phone.
Where does the joy enter in to all this, you may ask?
To begin with, the fact that I have a means to control the pain. I have had to go to the emergency room for shots to ease the pain of the migraines before. Now, I have medication, but even better than that, I use do TERRA essential oils to help. The Deep Blue really does a number on them. And the result is almost immediate!
Also, the fact that I can take the time to lie in bed and recover. Few people have that luxury. Until I married my husband, I didn’t.
And I can’t say enough about my husband. He cooks because he wants to, he does the laundry because it needs to be done, (fortunately, I’m well enough that this chore is now a team effort) he does the grocery shopping because the Whole Foods store is on his way home from work. (I do the big box shopping with him at BJ’s.) And his attitude is that he’d have to do these things anyway, if he was by himself. What a man! Isn’t it any wonder that I love him?
And there’s the joy – love. Love is selfless, it is kind and gentle, it is joyous!
Are you feeling pain in your life? I challenge you to find the joy. Do you know of someone who is suffering? I challenge you to love that person. Help that person. Become the love. Become the joy.
A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day