Good Morning, God!
I just heard our morning paper come — thumping against our door. I’m Up before the paper, God! But, I have had almost nine hours of sleep — and I shall return to bed for more.
My Body was its usual Stalwart Self yesterday as I zipped along DOING THINGS. Really, a lovely, satisfying day — beginning with my Wednesday Morning Women’s Prayer Group — and proceeding on to meetings, planned and unplanned. And two visits with Mom.
But, last night, my Body reminded me that IT still had a slightly sore throat — and I LISTENED! I canceled my two standing Thursday morning appointments — both of which I love.
Perhaps, God, I am beginning to love myself more? Or is it a New Awareness of Limits? Limits not as Confining me, but as Loving Arms cuddling me? It feels different — it feels as if My Body and I are more in Balance.
Yes, God, the word Cosseting (to cuddle and indulge as a pet lamb) comes to mind. Oops! A Word from my Body: This is not Indulging a Pet — This is Responsible Stewardship of a Fabulous Ally!
Sheesh! I guess viewing my Body as a Pet that I am “indulging” is not showing her Proper Respect! In my defense, in the past I saw my Body as a Machine. So, I thought seeing her as a “pet lamb” was a step forward.
And it was — but ALL CREATURES WANT RESPECT! Thank You, God! Respecting Myself — and Being Respected — feel Very Good. And now, I am taking us Both Back to Bed!