I am sure I was hit by a truck last night. As soon as my eyes opened I looked around for evidence: The bedroom walls were standing; The window wasn’t shattered; and Freddie was sleeping peacefully. Freddie rarely barks but I would hope that if I was in danger of being hit by a truck he’d warn me.
I woke up feeling exhausted, my back hurt, my legs hurt, my brain hurt and if I hadn’t just had my eye-sight checked I would have sworn there was a 50 pound gorilla sitting on my chest.
Here I have today off and all I want to do is pull the covers over my head and going back to sleep.
So I forced myself to do three things to feel better:
1. I said my “go-to” Baha’i prayer when I’m in one of those “woe is me” spaces.
2. I watched 2 videos on “PLAY!” (I was so inspired by the 4 minutes I watched the longer 12 minute version too).
3. Freddie and I went outside to play.
Take your pick: 4-minutes of video, 1/2 – minute of prayer,
12-minutes of video,!*
“O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit.
Purify my heart. Illumine my powers.
I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge.
I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved;
I will be a happy and joyful being.
O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me.
I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.
O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.”
*You’ll have to find your own play-mate.
Freddie’s done playing and resting in the sun.