As I loafed on the sofa tonight, playing games on my iPad and pretending to watch TV while the cats took turns demanding attention, I started to berate myself for another lazy unproductive day. Then, I stopped, and acknowledged the fact that my body has been subjected to nearly four weeks of viruses and infections, one of which is still doing its best to hang on.
Suddenly, the lazy, unproductive days bounced into perspective. They weren’t unproductive at all! I was simply allowing my body to do what it does best, heal itself. This isn’t something which works well when we expect multitasking and quantities of work to occur. This healing process works best when everything else takes a back seat and allows those natural processes to…well…process.
Instead, I’m congratulating myself on a cough which has weakened enough to no longer require shots of Robitussin to keep all internal organs in their proper places. I’m appreciating the fact that the pain in my jaw and cheeks is suddenly absent and that I no longer feel the need to rip my ears off of the sides of my head. Progress, however slowly it might be happening is definitely apparent tonight, thanks, in part, to my admirable impersonation of a sloth.
The tasks which were neglected this week will find closure this week, as my energy returns. I can also say that I got a couple of old issues handled in the meantime. Had I attempted to vacuum and scrub floors, it would have taken ten times longer than necessary as I would have collapsed in bouts of coughing far to often to make my efforts efficient.
If a cleaned up kitchen, a running dishwasher and a coffee pot ready to drip the brown elixir of life tomorrow morning is all I have to show for today, it’s what I was able to do, and I accept that.
Some days, you just have to let the world take care of itself so you can come back and be super productive again! That day is coming, and when it does, may everyone and everything just do the smart thing and get out of the way!
My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for my nurse kitties who did an extraordinary job today.
2. I am grateful for remembering to be kinder to myself.
3. I am grateful for the things I did accomplish this week.
4. I am grateful that the illnesses which have plagued me are finally getting the boot they deserve.
5. I am grateful for all of the abundance in my life: the love, the friendship, the health, the harmony and the prosperity, not to mention the creativity.
Love and light