“After God created the world, He made man and woman. Then, to keep the whole thing from collapsing, He invented humor” – Bill Kelly
It’s been five days since my [horrific, at least to me] tumble-down the stairs. I do NOT like being incapacitated in any way, shape or form. I do not like it here or there! I do not like it anywhere!! Period!
NOR do I like being dependent on anyone – more from a feeling of guilt, I think – that I should be doing my ‘fare share’ to maintain a smooth (hahaha) running household. Ya know, as if they [hubby and daughter] don’t have enough going on!!!! Silly, isn’t it?
So, today I popped 600-mg of ibuprofen [I don’t even want to know the long-term consequences of that!] and headed out early [yes, behind the steering wheel] to do some grocery shopping! After all, I had the shopping cart to hold onto as I shuffled up & down the aisles, more help loading the groceries from the cart into the car – uh oh – and yes, somehow I managed to UNPACK the groceries from the car into the house! Isn’t ibuprofen wonderful!!??
But, all kidding aside, as my poor body slowly mends [the acid test comes later this afternoon when I have to milk the girls since Katie has a NHS induction ceremony to attend]… I’m learning to find ‘the sweet spot.’
Yes, the sweet spot. That certain twist of the body that allows you to escape the searing pain. The correct leg to lean on for needed support. How to raise and lower yourself into a chair with minimal discomfort. To perform little chores – in a most humorous choreographed manner – just to help out as best I can! Hopefully, no one is watching my comical moves!!
But, it’s not just about finding the physical sweet spot(s) during my recent calamity, but, also the emotional sweet spot of simply living! To set new goals and to be adaptable to change. To challenge oneself. To become a better person. To be thankful for every moment. To finding the humor in a bad situation. To stop worrying about something that you have no control over. And, perhaps sometimes… learning to say ‘no’… just to mention a few off the top of my head!
So, here’s to finding your sweet spot… whatever that may be!