Machines, Bodies, Pet Lambs and Respect

driving by a BIG machine -- working

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!

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Posted in Balancing and adjustments, respect, self care as self compassion and humility
One comment on “Machines, Bodies, Pet Lambs and Respect
  1. Hi there, I have been having a difficult time and typing hurts a lot. I have not been able to keep up email.

    I will miss seeing you here. I am sorry that we never had time to just talk.

    I still need prayer as two more surgeries are ahead of me.
    Thanks.

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