“The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind” . ~G.K. Chesterton
The marbles, the pressure and most of the congestion maybe fading, but not going fast enough. I’m still a bit under the weather, fighting a chest infection which is triggering my asthma. It’s been nearly 3 weeks since this bug knocked me off my feet, and the cold weather isn’t helping. But this time I am following doctor’s orders, “get plenty of rest……. continue with my meds.” None of which I’m good with! I’m not the one to lie in bed, nor am I good with taking medication, time is not one of my strong suit. I can show up on time for an appointment or a flight. But that’s as far as it goes, I value the time of others more than I do my own.
I don’t mean to sound whinny, but as a friend of mine told me recently, never undermined my situation. Yes, there are people with life threatening illness, some counting their time. However, not because their curve ball hurts more than mine, means that the impact isn’t going to hurt. Any situation that leads to a disruption in our life leaves us feeling vulnerable and questioning our mortality. A curve ball is a curve ball.
My life has come to a crawl, leaving me with the feeling that a stone wall just magically jumped up in front of me.
But I keep putting one foot in front of the other. It was Winston S. Churchill who said, “If you are going through hell, keep going.” In other words, never give in! That stone wall is there for a reason. Not necessarily to keep you out; to give you a chance to show how badly you want something, because the stone wall is there to stop the people who don’t want it as badly as you do. It’s are there to stop those people from invading your space.
Our only job in this situation is to keep calm and focus on the positive. The realist sees reality as concrete. The OPTIMIST sees reality as clay. Be the optimist and mould the clay your way. Take what you’ve learned and build something new. Don’t see the difficulties in today’s opportunities, whether is being a bit under the weather, or completely under the weather. See the opportunities in today’s difficulties, use your down time to reconnect with yourself, finish writing that book, or simply start writing one. Write it on your heart that today is a chance of a lifetime.