Well, it wasn’t on my agenda the last two weeks either.
I find it interesting how I deal with pain (physical and emotional). . .Two weeks ago as I was leaving my home for work I stepped on a small piece of ice on the steps and my right knee went down the 3 steps before I did. Needless to say, my knee twisted and the lower half of my leg ended up behind me being sat upon by my more than medium sized rear-end. . .
Okay, enough of the humor for now.
It is not easy living life day to day when you are in pain, any kind of pain. I have things to do, places to be, meetings to be held and grandchildren to cuddle. All this other stuff wasn’t part of the plan. So I am a bit complain-y today. I don’t like pain, I don’t like crabbiness, and I really don’t like telling all of this to you. However, I know I am not alone in this.
What can be done about it??? First of all and truly, I do thank Jesus for allowing me to share in his sufferings. To some it may sound absolutely crazy to say that, but I do believe in the power of redemptive suffering and offer it to Him. Next, I try, through all the crabbiness and tense-ness to understand what it is I am supposed to learn from this pain.
My pain is caused from a fall. What am I learning about the fall??? I am learning to watch where I walk for one! But beyond this, perhaps it is a lesson in slowing down and paying more attention to those around me. Being better to my husband, my children, not to mention myself and more than this to God. I know that things get neglected when I am unable to do what needs to be done. I am more than thankful for my husband Tom and my son Brian for their help around the house. I am thankful for my friends and the rest of my family for their love and concern, their prayers and their fun loving ways of lifting me up. I am thankful. . .hmmm, Thankful???
Yes, thankful. No matter what this life brings, no matter the pain, the sorrow, the joy, the accomplishments I must never forget to be THANKFUL!
May you be blessed friends!
Sandy Ozanich (c) February 27, 2014