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Rest and Reflection February 24, 2014

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StephanieI’ve been under the weather these past few days. Someone in my office got a cold and try as I might, I got it too. I tried everything, vitamin C, echinacea, hand sanitizer, but it got me. So I’m taking over the counter meds, drinking water, taking emergen C to at least shorten the cold. Needless to say, no singing for me until this chest cold thing is gone. Trust me you don’t want to hear my voice.

One thing being in bed has done is force me to take it easy, sleep, rest. I know I need it, but it feels uncomfortable. I feel like I should be doing something. Like seriously, what use am I to anyone being sick, except spreading sickness. Right? So here I am in bed all day. My son brought me some Pho which always does the trick when I’m feeling yucky. I was so grateful not to have to go out.

I’m alone with my thoughts and they just wander all over the place. It’s like herding cats! I think about work, song lyrics, my family, all kinds of stuff. It’s like my mind goes on a rewind of my history. I can’t help but thank God for my life and all the things I’ve been through, the friends I’ve made, the places I’ve been and things I’ve yet to do.

I’ve come to the conclusion that life is an adventure, it’s what you make of it. When I realized, I am not alone that there is a purpose for life, I can push through the hard times, enjoy the sweet times and be joyful at any time. It is truly a blessing to be here. I think that’s why I’m restless. I want to make every day count. I don’t have time to be sick. But even being sick has purpose. So, I’m resting, counting my blessings and looking forward to what comes next.

What about you? Are you engaged in the adventure? If not, what are you going to do about it. You have the power to change your world anytime you want to. Just take a step and before you know it, you’re 5 miles down the road! Do something nice.
Give some one a kiss, pick up the tab, say “thank you” to the waitress, open a door, take the stairs, look at the sky, smell the coffee, call your Mom, connect with an old friend, Thank God. For real.

Work as you need to, rest as you should do. Love as you ought to, always.

Until next time,

Blessings and Peace,

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