First a bit of news: many of you know and love Glenn Miller. Glenn and his wife Margie, who passed away last year, are a long time UBC members. Glenn is in IU Health Bloomington Hospital where he’s having more tests as It appears he has metastatic cancer, the origin of which isn’t yet known. I plan to visit him this afternoon and should have more information after. He wants it known that his spirits are great and he isn’t worried!
Wow is it hot and muggy today! Maybe not more so than yesterday but today I feel it so oppressively, probably because I woke up with the kind of headache that makes the world seem a hateful place. No chair is comfortable and every sound is too loud. Nothing tastes good and I just want to feel better! I know it will pass and try to be patient and still. Finally Excedrin keeps its promise and I start moving around, folding a basket of laundry, tidying the bedroom. I make it to the office and start the day two hours late . . . . still grumpy but a little steadier.
Funny how naive healthy people are to the power our bodies over our lives. How for granted I take it until it defies me in some way ~ using a low class migraine to thwart the best laid plans, being today’s example. Pretending I can do the day anyway only makes me dizzy and nauseous, forces me to lay down to wait and consider my own culpability. I could eat better, drink more water, exercise more regularly. I could think and speak more kindly of it, be less critical and more grateful for parts that work, however imperfect they look to me. I could treat it like a friend instead of a vintage power tool. I could remember that what I do for my body I do for my life.
My headache is gone, thank God, and the day is looking up. I’m grateful for my healthy body, my patient husband, a flexible work schedule and for whoever invented Excedrin Migraine Relief. I pray you and your body get along kindly today. ~ peace and prayers, pastor annette