I've always been a pretty healthy person. Aside from some sport-related injuries when I was in high school, which all healed properly, and the occasional cold/flu, I've never been afflicted with something really debilitating.
Last week I woke one morning with pain in my neck, which prevented me from turning my head either way (at least without paint), and certain other movements with my upper shoulder. After a good rub from my husband before bed that night, it felt better the next morning and I figured it was gone. But this past Sunday, it came back fierce. And as I'm sure you can imagine, it is very hard to do much, especially take care of toddler, when your neck and arm are in pain. It was causing my whole right arm to tingle like I'd hit my funny bone.
Was able to get in to see the chiropractor on Tuesday, and am doing much better now.
Three Things I'm Thankful For
My Health It's not until moments like I had with my neck/shoulder that you really appreciate all that your body can do and how thankful you are for your good health. So many people suffer inescapable pain on a daily basis, with no end in sight. I'm so thankful my body is working like its supposed to.
Options The big and the small. I'm thankful that I have the means, and live in a world where I have options. I'm not forced into a job that I will work at until my body fails me just to provide the minimum life necessities for my family. I'm not forced to eat the same thing everyday for every meal because it's the only thing available. Sometimes there feel like there are too many options. But I'd rather it that way then none at all.
My Parents Often its not until you become an adult that you start to appreciate your parents. I had a good relationship with them growing up, but do not remember a conscious appreciation for them until I was out on my own and really learning how the world works. And becoming a parent myself has taken that appreciation to a whole new level. Every challenge I face with my little guy reminds me that they faced the same thing with me. And I think they did a good job (not that I'm biased). So I am thankful for all their selflessness and sacrifices.
I hope you are able to take a moment today to recognize all you are thankful for as well. Have a great day.