Three months ago I noticed an irritating rattle in the back of my throat when I would lie down before going to bed. Within a month the rattle intensified.
I was too busy to be bothered. I kept going. And going and going…
A month ago I began to find it difficult to catch my breath.
Fast forward to today. I am struggling walking to the sink from the couch, I am refusing most phone calls because it is difficult to talk on the phone (not enough hot air, apparently).
Tomorrow I start the second round of antibiotics. Heavier dose. 4 times a day.
Acute bronchitis. On the way to pneumonia. I have not been this sick at any other point of my life.
So I am given the opportunity to “sharpen my focus” and say more no.
And I’m in love with it!!! 🙂 I have said no to the Friday coop, the Wednesday bible study and the job opportunity. I am now able to say YES to the Friday night bible study, co-led by my Mr and the Tuesday evening “Introduction to Hebrew Studies” facilitated by my husband and his friend.
I am able to say YES to play dates and coffee with friends. To estate sales with my husband and nights that end at 9:30 instead of 12:30.
The power of NO is the power to say YES to those things that matter. Too much busy robs us of so much.
I get to take the next few weeks and recuperate from too many poor choices and hopefully head toward a more reasonable and thoughtful new year.
When will I learn…