Day 3 of Wisdom tooth removal. Meghan really thought it would be over now. My usual source of patience has run out, and I'm done with this and ready to move on with life. But I have a feeling God didn't just see this as an Oral procedure, but he thought "hmmmm.....while we're at it, let's work on Meghan's heart too!" It's taken me 2 days of throwing a fit of restlessness to finally surrender my stubborn heart and say, "Ok. I'm ready, what lesson do I need to be taught."
Here's what I found.
Sometimes it's ok to just STOP. Pain and discomfort can also bring a hilarious and sweet outlook on life. Instead of fighting against it and going on and acting like it's not there. I decided to embrace it. To not see it as a negative hindrance to what I would "normally" be able to do at this time, but as a viewfinder to things that I would not usually embrace or notice in life. Like this: When else would I get to lay in bed at 2:00pm on a Sunday afternoon with my art pens and paper strewn around me, and getting my own personal comedy show of Taco prancing around with my blanket as a cape, while Bean's discovers she can play hoppin' beat with her tail and my book as a drum set? When else would I let the world slow down enough to take 2 hours to learn how to round corners on Photoshop, or read about how ladybugs communicate? Happiness is a choice. Life isn't chosen by me, or controlled by me, (thankfully) but the way I view it, the way I choose to handle it....that is my choice.
What are you going to choose today?