It has been a rough week and a half here at Centering Down.  I have been slowly recovering from a whiplash injury.   The pain and weakness in my neck has been pretty debilitating.

Needless to say, it is deeply

frustrating to run up against my limits this way.  We all want to believe we are endlessly strong and healthy and capable and then . . . BOOM . . . Life comes along and sets us straight on how mortal and even fragile we really are.

As I have had plenty of time to think this week, I have asked myself over and over what the gift in this situation
is. What is the silver lining to this cloud?

The first gift that comes to mind is that in my incapacitated state I have  actually learned to ask for help.

I don’t know about you,  but I am much more used to being the one who delivers the casserole than being the one who receives it.

This switch in roles is not easy,  but I think it is good for me.  We all need to be able to reach out for and receive help from time to time.  Sure it is humbling.

But it also shows me how much I am cared for and loved.

And that is as silver lining to hold onto long after this cloud has passed.

I hope this post finds you doing well, but maybe not so well that you forget your need of others’ help and love. And if times get rough, may you have casseroles to spare.

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