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Posted By Sharon

Sorry I haven't written this week but it's not been a good week...or has it? :-)

It all started during the night on Saturday when I woke up with a sore throat, headache, lots of drainage and nausea.  Not a good thing because I was looking forward to Sunday.. going to worship with the church fam and it was my birthday.  But as I soon realized none of that mattered and as the night progressed I really didn't care.

As I lay sleeping (and moaning) during the next 3 days I began to think there had to be something good about all of this so here's what I came up with:

1) I could sleep as much and as long as I wanted and no one wanted to bother me. :-)

2) I could stay in my pj's all day and watch tv or read without feeling guilty.

3) Any errands that needed ran, Terry took care of them.

4) It wasn't hard watching calories....who wants to eat when you're sick?

These are a few of the positives that crossed my mind but tbh, by the time day 2 arrived, I was already sick of my new found 'freedom to be lazy' status.  So I tried to do more things and realized I had no energy or stamina so I still needed to take breaks. UGH! 

Today is day 4.  I'm hoping the antibiotics are taking hold and plan to wear 'day clothes', cook dinner (even though it's only stir fry with pre-cooked chicken), make the bed and do laundry.  At this point, this short list even looks a little ambitious. I'm tired just reading it! LOL!

Seriously, I usually set in my mind that I WILL be better within 48 hours and 9 out of 10 times that works.  This time it's not working.  It has made me think of those with serious illness or even the extreme obese who have limited (and in some cases, no) mobility.  How my heart aches.  That can't be much of a life...more like an existence UNLESS there is a change in attitude.

So today with everything I am able to do I will praise the Lord. I will praise Him for the little steps I am taking and for the precious gift of rest to 'recharge' my batteries. If you look at the top of my blog you will see Colossians favorite verse. The keyword is 'WHATEVER'! That constitutes everything I do...whether being a body of rest or one in motion.  My life belongs to the Lord.  How comforting AND how encouraging!

Have a good one!