I had two paragraphs written down, but found myself deleting the words on the screen. They were words of a child’s complaint. My complaint. But, as I read over them, I realized how foolish I’ve been reacting.
I was going to express how frustrated I’ve been because of my current ailment. (I have a slipped disc) And, how it’s been keeping me from doing the things I love. Like training and running.
But, I know that this isn’t permanent. I feel it in me that this isn’t forever. I know I will never let anything stop me from doing the things I love. Yes, right now I have to slow it down and heal. But, I won’t give up. I’ll do everything I can to strengthen my body and to not allow any further damage afflict me.
Instead of complaining. I should be thankful! Yes, thankful. I was able to catch this before it became worse. I have health insurance to help with costs to go to the chiropractor and I have a job that doesn’t force me to sit all day. So, instead of complaining to you all, I wanted to share that I can see that the universe isn’t against me. Rather, it is supporting me. It is teaching me to be strong, to be a fighter, and to be thankful for what I have, and the capabilities I’ve been gifted (to run, swim, dance, train jiu jitsu, and lift).
I’m the wild flower in the garden of the universe. It nurtures me with the sun and rain, and in times of adversity, drought and blight, I may wither, but my seeds are rooted deep into the ground and sprout after years, like the poppies have in southern California.
Has there been a time where you’ve been through a hardship and couldn’t see the light in the end of the tunnel, but eventually you did? Let me know in the comment section. I’d love to hear your story.
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