|I am hoping my dentist will be the bridge that takes|
me from torment to peace of mind and tranquility
discomfort assaults my jaw. The dentist helped
a bit, then. The rest of my problem will taken care of next Monday.
What are the benefits of
this dental condition? How about these:
1. I am brought to my knees. I am powerless over the insanity I feel while tortured within my mouth. My plight humbles me. I don't have control over the pain I feel.
This distress reminds me how much I took my teeth and health for granted before last weekend. I have never had a problem like what I am enduring now.
2. I am leaning upon God. For the past three hours I have been unable to think clearly, even though taking pain relief medication. A tiny bit of its edge has been removed. But still.
From Him, I seek the serenity I need. Dealing with my circumstances is beyond my ability. I will not fight or curse the torment I feel. Mental resistance is futile. I am listening to what my body is saying to me. In the meantime, I rest in whatever comfort I find while being in his Presence.
I certainly hope so."Sorrow [or pain] may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning." Psalms 30:5
If my dentist does not address my pain, tomorrow, I will see my doctor. I am worth the expense. Recovery can be summarized in four words: taking care of me. I will do that, tomorrow.
3. My physical circumstances forces me to slow down. A good thing. My weeks are intense. But, as you can imagine, I am not getting rest, when I try. Impossible, when a tooth roars within my mouth. It hurts so much, the rest of my body stays up with it, at night, keeping it company.
4. My present affliction forces me to keep the focus where it should be. On me. I am deserving of the attention. Caregiving is what I do. This crisis prompts me to practice self-care. Something easy to overlook, when the needs of others could easily appear more important. My body is demanding that it needs my undivided attention.
1. For healthy principles that help me overcome unhealthy thinking I developed as a kid, like, the needs of others are more important than mine.
2. For getting this problem of pain solved tomorrow.
3. For the many who drop by this place. Thank you for resting at the inn.
4. A fabulous time with a new client, today. I admire his honesty and vulnerability.
5. For discipline. I am giving a presentation tomorrow, even though for two days, I had to cancel appointments because what I have been going through this week. I will push through my pain.
How About You?
What are your three gratitudes?