I am awake, I am alive, and this morning I am wondering who you are listening to?
My New and Improved Journey …
So … confession time. I woke at 5 a.m. this morning and my very first thought?
“My neck doesn’t hurt!”
Now, I could have jumped out of bed. I could have got straight to work but I didn’t. Instead, I just laid there, enjoying this blessing. I gave myself permission to go back to sleep, to allow my neck a really good chance at healing and I did.
I woke again at 5:30 and repeated same. And again, at 6 a.m.
Finally, when the brain started working and Creator began sending the day’s inspirations, I knew it was time to rise, to start the day with a commitment – less “down” time.
To explain, my accident so many years ago, permanently removed the “curve” from my neck so my head, which should be balanced between the muscles in the front and the back of my neck is now held up by constantly straining muscles in the back of my neck (the muscles in the front of my neck are on permanent vaca).
Looking down at things is the worst, as it causes those already straining muscles to work even harder. Of late, I have been …
– looking down to read for class
– looking down at my phone
– looking down at paperwork and to a certain extent,
– looking down at a computer monitor that although raised, wasn’t truly high enough.
Today, after 3 full days of my neck screaming that it has had enough I vow to help.
Reading for class will require me to either a) support my neck while I do it or b) me laying down.
Phone time in the evenings is now limited. (No exceptions!)
Paperwork, I will note how much time I spend looking down at my desk and the best part …. an unused homemade “cat tree” is now a monitor stand, raising it a full 10 inches off my desk, a relief for my still sensitive neck.
“Necessity is the mother of invention” after all, and this Mother has found a way to help myself as I continue to help those LIKE YOU that I care so much about.
So here I am, not pushing it, but better than I have been for days, using new supports and new wisdom to continue my journey and for that, I am thankful. But having said that, I now see that this journey requires me spending a whole lot more time looking to the sky then to the ground and that, I can handle!
And you my friend, what have you changed? How have you improved your circumstances? Remember – nothing changes unless something does!
You got this. I believe in you.
I love you! HUGSSSSSSSSSSSS